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Books: Pictures at a Revolution (08), Five Came Back (14, Netflix 17), Mike Nichols (21). Writer/columnist, @nymag/@vulture. Tweets, politics, errors my own.

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Joined Twitter 9/12/11


@FilmNerdDave Not any more. https://t.co/KzEyNih4moReminder that Lachlan Murdoch is doing more to destroy this country than any single media executive in America and… https://t.co/ij97uJgc1U @ellataylorwrite And longs for 1852.The obit he deserves. (Thread.) https://t.co/Fv47weV1GfTelling it like it is. https://t.co/eX75svdC9tI thought Trump would wait another month or so before going full Klansman, but no. https://t.co/7elbtJ4JiMJust pause for a moment to take this in. https://t.co/tW10hToxMNIt would be helpful if every white man who wrote a story or a tweet explaining that Kamala Harris is a "safe choice" would post a selfie.
8/12
2020
Democrats in disarray! https://t.co/6Bxs1pk0hP @davidfolkenflik There but for luck goes every single one of us.leaving Twitter now, bye https://t.co/8EXGOHsxM3 @davidfolkenflik Dude.FINALLY, a Harris makes good. https://t.co/2H24lXEv26 @RickieSamson @vulture @abrahamjoseph I don't think anyone will guess mine, but you never know......check out @sarahw's reconstruction of a flop I'd never heard of, Paris Is Out! https://t.co/qJKuqkIeH6Theater people! This week @vulture is running Stage Dives, a great 5-part series on Broadway's most fascinating flo… https://t.co/Vkf1ZLuSrVThere isn't a single thirsty journalist with an "I have it on good authority that..." followed by an unsubstantiate… https://t.co/0YbGXoscw4Also it burned. It all burned down and there are no police, just people on every other corner who have been empower… https://t.co/fn6UeXWe8c @jhoffman I have eaten the [redacted] that was in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast etc.
8/11
2020
@ErikLundegaard @sternbergh It gets rough by season 8. https://t.co/TrOicNf5Je @sternbergh On The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda had a pretty sister who got married. She was never mentioned or ack… https://t.co/5gzIG9Ht1h @sternbergh [quietly slides my pilot script and series bible for POTSIE AND RALPH back in the desk drawer] @TheLivingMJ Very strong feeling that you were a One Life to Live guy!While the president tweets about college football, please read this story about actual human reality. https://t.co/BY0Z48UteP @DavidPoland And watching Elaine May count silently to ten...I laughed out loud. @DavidPoland I think that's in part because with the Smith/Caine story, Simon was trying to do Noel Coward. But I a… https://t.co/ZVGIzZxm17 @DavidCRooney1 I can't recommend it except as a kind of jolting document of...not even that era, but that particular kind of comedy.There are 3 plotlines (out of 4) in California Suite that no movie could (or should) use now. And the fourth featur… https://t.co/VAf0Xk3DEXNow that PERRY MASON is over, I await HBO's new dark drama about a Prohibition-era New York union organizer who wil… https://t.co/FK9yMNG1UP @RealDHandelman You'll have to see how it plays out in the book! @RealDHandelman HER edict!I cannot think of an odder "Jane Fonda x3" festival than the Criterion Channel's Barbarella, Fun with Dick and Jane… https://t.co/PBFJNrt4lM
8/10
2020
@KBQWrites It does "industries."One thing I love about the fictional small cities in daytime soaps is that they all have an international airport,… https://t.co/OcZZ7aNz78 @sarahw There are a lot of endnotes and an index and a bibliography! But yeah, it's about 600 pages of book.Update to this tweet: I am VERY VERY happy to share the news that Mike Nichols: A Life will be published on Feb. 2, 2021. More info to come! @KenJennings And in the other direction, Milk Duds. @TracyInfield Not to worry! I'm sure it'll work out okay.If you actually like that tweet, we are permanent friends.IMPORTANT GAY NEWS: I'm watching the 1954 Star is Born, and when Esther wins her Oscar (there are only 4 nominees),… https://t.co/xh2Mw1DtBI
8/9
2020
Honestly, I know it says "Sara realizes she's in trouble" but based on this, it seems clear that Tamara, Pete, and… https://t.co/QX2pn41KVzThis is the summary of an episode of a TV show that's streaming on Amazon. https://t.co/b4WQUwPTcV @kevinddaly @selfstyledsiren It's cool that Bradley Cooper presented!Speaking of, I heard this exchange yesterday on the street: Woman: Put on a mask! Man (grinning): I'm comfortable t… https://t.co/t5TppUBxsvWe could have coronavirus under control in six weeks if we did what this op-ed suggests. Our unwillingness to do so… https://t.co/VmEn5UGs7TWe can all move on with other aspects of our lives because Twitter will not make a better contribution to this day. https://t.co/fWWIu2pr5bAnnouncing the CW's worst new superhero show. https://t.co/uQSmucqWe7Theater workers need disaster relief. https://t.co/UBIeHa1Fw0A white president is doing it so I guess it's okay now. https://t.co/kogEK8oQn3
8/8
2020
Someone very smart said to me today, "I think we're going to have to live like this for another 12 to 18 months," a… https://t.co/aS7dvNBdF6 @nickconfessore ...because they say "Don't come near me."My dog put so much thought into trying to solve this today. https://t.co/U9iBZb16Dp @aoscott But...an American didn't do this! I'm taking that as a win. @ScottFeinberg I want it absolutely clear that I am not old enough to remember this! @ScottFeinberg I'm not sure, but I think it was a one-shot? Like, Xerox agreed to be the sole sponsor and so it got… https://t.co/j6wSOM9n4L @ScottFeinberg That was a very strange movie--it was an anti-drug-trafficking drama with an all-star cast none of w… https://t.co/W5atkWFp1c @DineshDSouza I mean, maybe in prison, but not elsewhere.
8/7
2020
@secupp @NYDailyNews Biden or Trump will be president. Pick the one who's better for the country. And consider that… https://t.co/ZkuHgL3atcRemember that the people on the right who are doing this are the same ones who have been braying about "the mental… https://t.co/LGLawENN1NWatch closely. Anybody who talks about Michelle Obama's "low-grade depression" with contempt is, I am going to say… https://t.co/RWqQiET2ogWhen you slap a label on them, like Gen Z, it suddenly reads as "Ah, here is an important paradigm shift." But if y… https://t.co/aSFjMi9XtCHere's the thing: It's interesting to know what v. young people like. It's less interesting to know what they hate,… https://t.co/UoSmjA5XLNAlso, generalizing about generations is dumb, pitting them against one another is counterproductive and ageist, and… https://t.co/n7HBSQpwbLHe will announce this in mid-October even if it's made of Tang and rat poison. https://t.co/CCZ5fjI3ZE"Bored young people hate this thing or person that you like" is not an interesting story genre to me, and it does n… https://t.co/W0M7BwypAY
8/6
2020
Multiple members of the staff of her show have been accused of sexual misconduct. "Fully support her" in what? The… https://t.co/39gUCHoR8eMost critics I know are not thin-skinned enough to be miffed by this dopiness, but the "pittance" argument is an ug… https://t.co/DWPugtzTC9Bulletin from the Ministry of Silly Talk: https://t.co/s8QzzDxWapYes, scientific, medical, and epidemiological reality IS a thorny "logistical issue." https://t.co/6t9x0D6EeX
8/5
2020
@thehighsign @BilgeEbiri Please enjoy the half-drained Solo cups and vapor trail of rage I leave in my wake! @thehighsign @BilgeEbiri Yes! I am pro-theater! And pro-movies! With that I will butt out, with sincere apologies for butting in. @FCardamenis @BilgeEbiri @thehighsign I know you have to be aware of the absolutely scrupulous attention paid to ma… https://t.co/WxJ7zcqCth @BilgeEbiri @thehighsign No, you didn't. I'm just saying that "movies won't be movies anymore" is more forbiddingly… https://t.co/mw6jUt7Qmn @BilgeEbiri @thehighsign ...just as if you see a film in a mostly empty theater with low light and a damaged screen… https://t.co/s1OYbmlmdH @BilgeEbiri @thehighsign I'm not saying theatrical isn't the ideal. But there are already huge classes of people ex… https://t.co/DtojA3cLte @BilgeEbiri @thehighsign That they were still plays, with the inherent properties of plays. And movies have their o… https://t.co/SQP77x0upx @thehighsign @BilgeEbiri More than half of the movies I grew up were on television. I truly hope exhibition comes b… https://t.co/ICxdmVFxM5 @thehighsign @jpliskin There are so many movies you can't see any other way. @thehighsign @KPSull But less than two adults and a kid would pay for tickets in many (most?) cities. At least, I i… https://t.co/MhTevk0ZsnDisney is emphasizing that they see this as an anomaly, but the entirety of movie history is "anomalies" turning in… https://t.co/Mc0mhVUUYFWow--Mulan is going straight to Disney+ on Sept. 4, at a super-premium of $29.99 that I suspect a lot of families w… https://t.co/e0RdzRQcxYIt's strange to see responses along the lines of "Hahaha you idiot he has no self-awareness." Do people still not k… https://t.co/0qbnAlwhtm"Good news! We've found something for you to do where NOTHING can go wrong. You just have to read this..." https://t.co/XeP6CzS4bx @zinoman @vcunningham @Paul_R_Elie She's one of my favorite American writers and I felt enriched and challenged by… https://t.co/xVLdGcMM0UI'm just here today to see the exact moment when he realizes how that interview went.Coming tomorrow: "Did you see how that Austrian tried to trip me up?" @fleckryan1 At least that guy could play an instrument!I mean... https://t.co/rlcGqWb91LHooboy, he is STUPID. It's not the only thing he is and it's not the worst thing he is, but this is quite a reminde… https://t.co/hrZKE4rast @Thirdmanmovies It's "wroted."
8/4
2020
There is nothing quieter in the universe than the 15 seconds after I hit "SEND" on a story and just sit at my desk staring.Nobody remembers that pre-coming out, the sitcom Ellen was a revolving door. Seems worth revisiting. https://t.co/qfsLoVq2a1Good thing nothing is going on in Texas right now that requires the attention of a Senator. https://t.co/Tpucx2Qngt @franklinleonard Right, as if Hollywood needs one MORE level of risk aversion.I would like to see more discussions of pieces of pop culture as problematic-AND: Problematic AND interesting, prob… https://t.co/9lezGReHLm @jeremyoharris Damn it, I really wanted "he's my upstairs" to be a new thing.Very interesting thread here about writing plays and the pressure to be productive. https://t.co/LYz5RTZoMJ @Glenn__Kenny "We Don't Need To Talk About Kevin--He's Fine!"Most days when I wake up I check to see if he's still alive. Today I didn't have to. https://t.co/BrzTl6JMWm
8/3
2020
How do Democrats not have a declared winner in #NY15 six weeks after the primary?https://t.co/NBOA7KHILi
8/2
2020

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