Category: Random

Right now, I’m sitting at the Jury Duty Fun Time House (as it’s called on Foursquare) awaiting the chance to perform my civic duty as a juror. Believe me, I’m not happy about this. Alas, it is a necessary inconvenience if I want to vote and enjoy the freedoms this great country affords us, no? [...]

Lots of Black folks, myself included, have been worried about Quentin Tarantino’s treatment of slavery-era America in his upcoming film Django Unchained. Unlike with his previous releases, I was unable to get my hands on the screenplay when it was available online so I had no idea what to expect. Well, the first trailer for [...]

Yes. I am trying once again. In fact, I already posted today’s photo on Instagram, so I’m ahead of the game. The list of challenges is above. Again, shout out to FatMumSlim, whomever she is, for coming up with these creative challenges. Share this:

Welp, it’s June. Which means I am once again attempting to go an entire month without having an alcoholic beverage. Sweet Baby Jesus, help me. Many people ask why I would subject myself to such needless torture and self-abuse. The reasons are many, but here are my main three: My body needs a break. I’m [...]

Chances are, if you’re seeing this, you follow me on at least one social network, such as Twitter or Facebook. But guess what? I’m on quite a few of ‘em! Check out the list of social networks below, then click the link and follow your boy! C’mon, admit it — you know you want to [...]

Those who lust for liquor and literature, such as myself, will be happy to know that tomorrow is the 2012 Brooklyn Lit Crawl. Created by the deviant bibliophiles behind San Francisco’s Litquake, the Brooklyn Lit Crawl is exactly what you think it is: a book-and-booze fest that will feature over thirty authors (including my literary crush, [...]

West coast publisher Weldon Owen created a nifty little infographic (because kids love their infographics) to explain exactly how a book is “born.” They say: Here’s the heartwarming, only slightly messy, and roughly 74 percent accurate story of how an idea churns through the publishing process just like—as a publisher we once knew put it—a [...]

  As many of you know, I’ve been working on a short story entitled Kisses for Tati (formerly known as The Drums) for a couple years now. I don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to finish this particular piece, especially when I’m able to see the story so very clearly in my [...]