20 Gary Oldman accents in 60 seconds. (My latest for Vulture.)
That time where I made a video in which Julie Klausner talks to Paul Rudd about Prince and all was right with the world. (New for New York Magazine / Vulture.)
New at New York Magazine: A former producer for MTV’s Made is apparently following Anthony Weiner around with a camera. So I made a trailer for what I think the finished product is going to be, because why not.
Just… just the best. God, what a thing Darkplace was.
Citing financial problems, Summer Reese, interim director of the station, said, “We will be laying off virtually everyone whose voice you recognize on the air.”
This is straight-up awful. WBAI (and, specifically, Andrea Sears and José Santiago) gave me my first-ever shot at journalism, way back in the summer of 2005. I was an intern for their news department and they treated me like a full reporter, despite my complete lack of experience. Sure, WBAI was disorganized and had lots of fringe-y viewpoints that I didn’t agree with, but they were also covering stories that no one in the news game bothered to even notice, much less report on. And, of course, they refused any underwriting from anybody, relying solely on listener support to keep the lights on. But I guess that model can only take you so far. Ugh.