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“Have you ever taken it, sir?” asked Michael Corner with great interest. “Twice in my life,” said Slughorn. “Once when I was twenty-four, once when I was fifty-seven. Two tablespoonfuls taken with breakfast. Two perfect days.” We’re hiring a new … Continue reading
On Thursday, Harold and I drove up to Richmond for Wizard World Comic Con, where Harold had a table signing copies of Screamland and some of his more recent artwork. We stayed at a hilariously awful hotel, because I simply … Continue reading
Meg: Today I received the greatest news in all the time I have lived in North Carolina so amazing I am not just trying to be happy about this I am legitimately thrilled about this news this would even make me … Continue reading
My career retrospective, as told through Hello Kitty: I gave out Chinglish Hello Kitty stickers in class to reward my Beijing students. The sad evening when I took my Hello Kitty desk toys home, after my last day at Next … Continue reading
One of the side effects of tech blogging and games blogging is the endless assortment of branded graphics t-shirts I own. Like everyone else in gaming, I have an extensive collection of shapeless XL black t-shirts with game logos, all … Continue reading
Tim Manley’s Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation tells the stories of fairy tale princesses and heroes, as twenty-somethings navigating relationships, friends, sex, careers and social media. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook-stalk each other … Continue reading
While I was in Seattle for Geek Girl Con, I finally went to Monorail Espresso, instead of just running past it on my way to the convention center. It was amazing, even in a city with great coffee everywhere, and … Continue reading
Lucha Tigre is a new Latin / Asian fusion eatery on Chapel Hill’s Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard*, tucked into the Foster’s/Flyleaf stripmall. (Well, I’m saying it’s new, because whenever I mention it, I’m told that it used to be … Continue reading
My new colleague and I were at work, looking through his Make magazine and talking about awesome MakerFaire printouts, when I noticed that a small section of a page had been clipped out. My colleague told me he’d snipped out … Continue reading
I stumbled across this interview of Amy Shearn, the author of the amazing novel The Mermaid of Brooklyn, which I loved and couldn’t recommend more highly. Here, she’s asked a particularly inane question, and responds cleverly about the power of … Continue reading
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature will be publishing my story, The Subway Bride, in their November issue! I’ve been getting more interested in storytelling through magical realism, and The Subway Bride blends Southern gothic and the Brooklyn start-up scene. … Continue reading
Whenever someone asks me for a ride, I feel like an alien pretender trying not to be unmasked. Oh! This is a thing adult humans do for one another when they are all going from one place to another place together! … Continue reading
Yahoo! Voices asked me to write about something I’d make mandatory in NYC besides food composting. I chose pushing onto the subway car before passengers have gotten off, because WOULDN’T THAT MAKE THE SUBWAYS BETTER FOR EVERYONE?!?! I’ve written about subway … Continue reading
The advert on this book — “sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes” — signaled sassy airport chick lit to me, and so I put off reading the book until I was in the right kind of … Continue reading