Friday, May 13, 2011

(In Progress) My Published Work So Far, Regularly Updated:

As noted last month, I'm collecting my published work for one massive entry here. I'll update it as new work comes out, but won't write new posts for The Slippery Fish.

Archived work in reverse chronological order, mostly.

If you'd like to reach me, please contact me at ldremousis at yahoo dot com. My Facebook page is and I frolic on Twitter at!/LitsaDremousis (@LitsaDremousis).

Diving in:

Litsa Dremousis at Back Fence PDX from Back Fence PDX on Vimeo.
Back Fence PDX! Sold-out show, Mission Theater, Portland, Oregon, February 1, 2014! On sex and death and make-out and the road from the worst pain to the greatest pleasure.

Smith Magazine HarperCollins anthology, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-word Memoirs, video via Smith Magazine, reading my accompanying essay at Seattle's University Bookstore, January 14, 2010

My Pop Con 2013 presentation "Yoko Ono Can Stomp Your Ass" at Experience Music Project, April 20, 2013; EMP posted the video today, May 15, 2013

 For Seattle Public Theater's "An Evening of Inappropriate Poetry and Prose", I read my pieces "If Charles Bukowski Had Written Children's Books" from McSweeney's and "Naked Rebellion and Soggy, Hot Tub Nachos" from The Nervous Breakdown, March 21, 2014

[Upcoming Event!] Lit Crawl 2014, Thursday October 23, 2014, I'm reading from my new book "Altitude Sickness" (Future Tense Books) at 7pm at the Pine Box, 1600 Melrose. Lindy West, Sierra Golden, and Jennifer Longo are also on the bill, i.e. this will be rollicking. Honored I've been asked to read or emcee all three years! Hope to see you there! Details:

Best American Essays, My essay "After the Fire" was chosen for "Notable Essays of 2011", alongside essays from Joan Didion, Christopher Hitchens, Junot Diaz and other writers whose work I always admire. I just discovered this honor now because there was an editorial shuffle at Nerve, where "After the Fire" ran, and things fell through the cracks.
"Best American Essays 2012":

And "After the Fire" again:

McSweeney's, To celebrate Charles Bukowski's birthday, McSweeney's posted to Facebook and Tweeted my 2004 piece, "If Charles Bukowski Had Written Children's Books". In the course of the weekend, it garnered 3.1 k Facebook "likes", August 16, 2014:

The Washington Post, I just discovered my Jezebel essay "I'm Mad at You Because You're an Idiot, Not Because I'm a Woman", was quoted and lauded in this fine 2012 Washington Post editorial by Anna Holmes, "Even Today An Angry Female Arouses Fear and Is Dismissed". Particularly thrilled I'm used to praise Elizabeth Warren, January 26, 2012:

The Weeklings, "Turn Off Your Fleshlight", in which I examine both the useful and gross properties of the world's #1 selling men's sex toy, The Fleshlight. The comment section is a kick because some of the men are outraged I'd playfully mock their preferred method of playing with themselves, July 30, 2014:

The Weeklings, "Allied Forces: Cutting Our Allies Some Slack", my newest essay for The Weeklings!  On recognizing our allies and cutting them some slack. Also, looking at ourselves and examining whether we've been assholes. Race, gender, disability, LGBTQ, the South and the whole shebang. Plus, make-out, June 18, 2014:

The Manifest-Station, "Sex and the Sickly Girl", my essay on degenerative illness, sex and a willful Pomeranian, June 11, 2014:

 The Seattle Channel's "The Art Zone", multi-genre writer Chris Estey interviews me re literature, music, Pomeranians, major depression and general silliness in "An Interview with Litsa Dremousis, Prized Seattle Music Journalist, Writer-Performer and Novelist", April 4, 2014:

Seattle Public Theater (upcoming event): Saturday, March 21, 2014. "Knotty Words", curated reading of "inappropriate" works by me and fellow scribes to kick off SPT's production of "Gideon's Knot". Details forthcoming!

The Weeklings, "The Light Easier to Find", my essay on midlife gratitude, on being closer to death than birth and still finding joy and mischief. Also, hippies are mocked, February 19, 2014:

The Working Project, author Sarah McCarry interviews me for The Working Project, her series on writers and depression. Honored she includes me as she helps remove depression's stigma. February 10, 2014;

Back Fence PDX (upcoming event), thrilled to be part of the February 1, 2014 show, "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes" and to partake in Portland's venerated storytelling salon! Tickets $13 to $20 in advance, $16 the day of the show. Details: [UPDATED: We sold out! Please find video above. Or watch it here:]

Salon, "My Terrifying Chemical Storms", I'm wholly flattered Salon once again chose one of my Weeklings essays; I'm bemused by the new title, January 12, 2014:

The Weeklings, "Neurological New Year's Logic", my newest essay for The Weeklings, the lit site recently hailed by the New Yorker and by Slate. On recurring bouts of major depression and, to a lesser extent, my rack, January 1, 2014:

The Rumpus, a lovely shout-out for my newest essay on The Weeklings, "What I'd Tell You If I Could", November 12, 2013:

The Weeklings, "What I'd Tell You if I Could", my newest essay for the esteemed and crackling lit site. I want to talk to the dead about the living and to the living about the dead, November 6, 2013:

Lit Crawl Seattle 2013 (event), Thursday October 24, 60 authors at 19 venues throughout Capitol Hill and downtown, in my case 7pm at Babeland. Thanks so much to the Stranger, Seattle Met and most of the city's media outlets for all the support! Seattle, your writers thank you for a second consecutive sold-out year. Yea!

Lit Fix 3 (event), 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday September 26 at the Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave, Seattle 98121), I'll be reading at Lit Fix, Seattle's raucous lit event that combines literature and music. Five bucks at the door, all proceeds benefit Literacy Source. Thrilled to be alongside Kevin Emerson, Indu Sundaresan and Jarret Middleton:!next-event/cjg9

Salon, my food stamps essay from The Weeklings went live on Salon this morning, replete with Salon-ified title and hearty comment section debate, "My Food Stamp Misery", August 23, 2013:

The Weeklings, As the House considers cutting four million Americans from food stamps, I reflect on how my second bout in the wheelchair landed me on food stamps in 2002 and why no one's safety net is all that safe. My first essay for The Weeklings, "That's Why the Lady Was on Stamps", August 22, 2013:

MSN, my interview with the ebullient Kelly Rowland on triumph, lust, Beyonce and the Superbowl. (Yea!) June 19, 2013:

NPR, my feature on John Vanderslice in which we discuss his magnificent new record "Dagger Beach", crushing heartbreak and the magic of wandering alone, June 14, 2013:

Thanks, Seattle Weekly, for including me among the "50 Women Who Rock Seattle"! Two percent of the city's female rocking, right here. A toast to all the fine ladies, June 12, 2013:

MSN, my interview with Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave! The band's gorgeous new record "Nightingale Floors", George Harrison's wisdom and learning to accept death, June 6, 2013:

Pop Con 2013: occurring simultaneously in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Cleveland; simulcast and filmed for posterity; Saturday April 20 at EMP in Seattle, yours truly is pleased to be part of the always kinetic and vital Pop Con. My presentation: "Yoko Ono Can Stomp Your Ass: the Artist at 80". The full line-up: 
Additional biographical details: 
KEXP's Pop Con preview (thanks for calling me "brilliant"!):
Three Imaginary Girls offer a fantastic Pop Con preview, April 19, 2013:

MSN, my interview with Iron and Wine's Sam Beam, who happens to be as gracious as he is talented. On the new record "Ghost on Ghost", creating with five young kids and why he wants to record a seminal ballad like "Islands in the Stream", April 19, 2013:

MSN, Tegan and Sara! My interview with Sara Quin on the duo's righteous new pop record, why it's conducive to make-out and why they're glad they came out before many of their peers, January 30, 2013:

MSN, my interview with the great David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. We discuss CVB's new record, the destruction left in the wake of file-sharing and his now infamous Trichordist essay, "Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered". My respect for him has only grown, January 28, 2013:

Huffington Post, my feature on Adam Kellner, who has been missing from the Los Angeles for five years now. Thanks so much to Huffington Post Los Angeles for keeping on the front page all day. Photo, video and sheriff information are included in the piece. Incredibly moving how many people want to help. The response has been incredible. Thank you. If inclined, please forward after reading, January 11, 2013:
[An update: the private investigator who is volunteering her services to Adam's family as a result of this piece is a retired FBI agent who worked on the Joint Task Force on Terrorism. Once a year she chooses a pro bono case. This year, she chose Adam. KHTS interviews her about Adam here:]

Huffington Post, my somewhat tongue-in-cheek theory on Ben Affleck's wholly undeserved Oscar snub, "Ben Affleck 'Argo' Snub Explained: Jealous, Cat-fighting Directors!" This one set off a debate on Twitter, January 10, 2013:

MSN, as a regular MSN contributor, I was asked to add my two cents in the Best of 2012 Albums and Best of 2012 Songs features. End of year debate ensues; so far, no fisticuffs, December 19, 2012:
"Best Albums 2012":
"Best Songs 2012":

City Arts Magazine, my essay "Ivory Christmas" about an adolescent prank involving faked onanism and kitchen fluids is featured with illustrations online and on stands, the December 2012 issue:

KUOW, Seattle's NPR affiliate, "The Conversation", a mix of storytellers and listeners who call in, I was on again as one of the former, this time discussing the intersection of holidays, family and politics, November 21, 2012:

LitQuake's Lit Crawl "Funny Ladies" bill at Seattle's Town Hall, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. October 18, 2012. Thrilled to be part of this line-up and we're looking at a full house. Fingers crossed, break a leg, all proper contorting of body parts!
[Post script: We had a capacity house! Thanks so much, Lit Crawl and LitQuake for a supremely well-organized and ridiculously fun event and, also, to Seattle for supporting its writers.]

New York Magazine, my second piece and my first interview for NY Mag. In this one, I interview a certain Mr. Ben Gibbard on the release of his first solo record, "Former Lives". It's an entirely different interview than the one I did with him for MSN and he was suitably wonderful for each, October 18, 2012:

MSN, my interview with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie on the release of his first solo record, the amazing "Former Lives", October 16, 2012:

MSN, my interview with the great Ann Wilson of Heart, who is as wondrous a storyteller as she is musician. Honored and humbled I conversed with her, and about such a wide range of topics, too. I remain perpetually bowed. Okay, that sounds unduly serious, as she is super-smart and funny. You just have to read this one, October 2, 2012:

MSN, my interview with Dan Boeckner of the indie super-group Divine Fits and of Wolf Parade, wherein he discusses Divine Fits' new wildly acclaimed record, his songwriting process with Britt Daniel, his admiration for and friendship with Isaac Brock and why North American airline passengers seriously need to get their act together, September 10, 2012:

MSN, my new interview with Alanis Morissette. The multi-Grammy winner who has sold 60 million records worldwide is forthright and funny regarding her new disc "Havoc and Bright Lights", evolving gender roles, why she would have dinner with John Lennon and more, August 28, 2012:

MSN, my interview with the singular Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance, in which she holds forth on her three decades of creation with the legendary band and, also, her solo film scores, for which she has received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination, August 14, 2012:

The Huffington Post, "Six, Please: Remembering Nora Ephron", my tribute to the writer and director and to the role she played for the women in my family. Rest and eat well, great lady, June 27, 2012:

MSN, my interview with Billy Corgan in which he candidly holds forth on the Smashing Pumpkins' music new and old, why he admires Amanda Palmer and loathes Pitchfork, the Internet's "culture of appropriation" and much, much more, June 19, 2012:

The Huffington Post, my interview with the always engaging writer-director Lynn Shelton on her latest film, Your Sister's Sister, June 12, 2012:

MSN, my interview with Rufus Wainwright! Brilliant, wry, self-aware, sartorially superior, June 4, 2012:

Monkeybicycle, part of the lit journal's ongoing "One-Sentence Stories" series, "As If I Were Prank-calling Her", May 16, 2012:

KUOW, Seattle's NPR affiliate, I discussed live on-air how an awry prom story came to define a good chunk of my twenties, for KUOW's show "Conversations", (I come on near the 10 minute mark), May 8, 2012:

Nerve, "Love Lessons from Rufus Wainwright", my latest Nerve column, this one on the acclaimed and spectacularly versatile singer's new album Out of the Game and its tribute to love in many forms, April 4, 2012:

Aol's Spinner, "Why Madonna Should Retire", wherein two Madonna fans--Huffington Post's Gay Voices editor and I--debate whether it's time for Madge to move on to other realms, March 28, 2012:

Nerve, "Love Lessons from Mad Men", my latest Nerve column, this one on Mad Men's Season Five return. Always fun when you get to write about the object of your devotion. And, of course, it's mandatory all pop culture writers contemplate some aspect of Season Five's premiere. We'll get our laptops confiscated if we don't, March 21, 2012:

TNB (The Nervous Breakdown), "Limbaugh, the Ladies and Consumer Activism: Women are Good at Math After All", O'Reilly has unequivocally supported Limbaugh's "slut" tirade, AT&T sponsors Fox News, I'm an AT&T customer who asked upper-level AT&T media executives why I should remain their customer when they give my money to those who denigrate women, March 15, 2012:

Cheap Beer and Prose, the event at Richard Hugo House, I'm headlining: the wildly popular series in which I'm lucky enough to share a stage with Peter Mountford and Harold Taw, 7pm March 8th:

[Postscript: Standing room only! Enormous thanks to Richard Hugo House, event coordinator Brian McGuigan and fellow readers/writers Harold Taw and Peter Mountford for an exceptionally fun and successful evening.]

The author site, Dear Teen Me, an essay to my teen self in which I address the hair, the rack, my propensity for dude friends and on-and-off again relationships and the fact my crush, Michael Stipe, turns out to be gay, March 6, 2012:

MSN, my interview with the Grammy-winning Estelle, who's as gracious as she is supremely talented, "Estelle: Party of One", February 28, 2012:

The Huffington Post, "I Knew Dating After Losing Him Would be Tough--But Sex? Even More Difficult", February 27, 2012:

Nerve, "Love Lessons from 'Bill Clinton: The Comeback Kid'", latest installment of my pop culture column, this one on our tenacious former President who happens to be the world's most infamous adulterer, February 22, 2012:

New York Magazine, "The Grieving Feminist Contemplating Sex for the First Time After Her Partner's Death", Thanks to editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and New York Magazine for taking a chance on a Sex Diary that's about reclaiming your sexuality after your partner dies and that contains no sex, per se. Bold move on each of their parts. Ostensibly, the series is anonymous, hence editor RKB's name on top, but as she and I discussed yesterday, it's obviously me and I knew that when I wrote it. Unless, of course, there's another Seattle-based writer who makes peen jokes and has CFIDS and whose partner died in a climbing accident 28 months ago. At which point, I should befriend her immediately, February 21, 2012:

Slate, "Love in Three Photos", mine was among the 20 photo essays selected for this moving, funny and decidedly non-cheesy Valentine's Day series, February 13, 2012:

Nerve, "Love Lessons from Estelle", the newest installment of my Nerve pop culture column praises Estelle's new album All of Me for being the rare collection of love songs that's smart as well as moving, February 8, 2012:

Nerve, "Love Lessons from 'The Descendants'", the newest installment of my Nerve pop culture column, is up in conjunction with the Oscar nominations, January 24, 2012:

Nerve, "Love Lessons from '30 Rock'", the newest installment of my Nerve pop culture column is up. Getting paid to write about Tina Fey is like my dog getting paid to eat steak, January 11, 2012:

Jezebel, Nerve, Jezebel and I worked out an agreement so Jezebel could reprint "Hell Hath No Fury" with permission. On Jezebel, it's called, "I'm Mad at You Because You're an Idiot, Not Because I'm a Woman". On Nerve, it has been ranked their #1 story since yesterday. It was Jezebel's lead story for several hours today and as I write this, it has garnered 537 Facebook "Likes", 51,069 page views and 441 comments on their site. Plus, it has received 227 "Likes" on their Facebook page. [After it had been up a week on Jezebel, it had received over 1000 Facebook "Likes", more than 94,000 page views and 727 comments.] So that's rather nice, January 10, 2012:

Nerve, my essay "Hell Hath No Fury", accompanied by the deck, "If you say something idiotic, I'm getting mad because you're an idiot, not because I'm a woman", January 5, 2012:

The Nervous Breakdown, my essay "Ivory Christmas", wherein I recall how bringing my first boyfriend home for the holidays resulted in viscous liquid, a looming background check and King Crimson riffs, January 2, 2012:

Nerve, debut of my new bi-monthly column on the intersection of pop culture, love and sex. We kick off with "Love Lessons from American Horror Story", December 21, 2011:

MSN, interview with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Smart, engaged, funny and grounded. One of my favorites. Among topics discusses: why the Black Keys don't take their success for granted, how licensing is the new radio and where Kurt Cobain's money actually went, December 6, 2011:

The Onion's A.V. Club, interview with legendary comedy writer, Merrill Markoe. The original head writer of "Late Night with David Letterman" and best-selling novelist and essayist discusses pilfering her dead mom's journals for material, her groundbreaking career and inadvertently getting dragged into a certain talk show host's sex scandal. Quite pleased with how this turned out, November 1, 2011:,64309/

MSN feature-length review, "Feist Extracts Junk-Shop Wisdom from 'Metals', October 5, 2011.
Excerpt:"Listening to Feist's new disc, Metals (Cherrytree/Interscope), is much like wandering through a botanical garden. The dozen songs that comprise her follow-up to the 2007 smash The Reminder are both lush and impeccable. Her fourth studio outing (not including collaborations with Broken Social Scene and other contemporaries) finds her re-teaming with longtime musical allies Chilly Gonzales and Mocky to explore vast and complex emotions, but always with a seeming layer of remove, a veneer of politesse. And therein lies the problem: ideas that might have been more captivating had they been allowed to flourish often feel manicured. The blossoms are coiled around the trellis."

essay addressing one of love's more complex questions, "Dating My Ex's Friend: Should I Have Expected Trouble?" (also pondered: polio-curing vaginas), August 29, 2011:

The Seattle Weekly, a short one on The Crocodile Cafe's successful music industry happy hour series, "The Croc's The Office Happy Hour Series with the Three Imaginary Girls Kids", August 22, 2011:

The Seattle Weekly, wholly invigorating interview with Jesse Sykes of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter re her masterful new record, Marble Son, "Might as Well Jump", August 3, 2011:

The Nervous Breakdown, essay in which I explore the statute of limitations on past sexual hijinks, "Hot Tub Rebellion and Naked, Soggy Nachos", July 29, 2011:

Nerve essay, sex, seizure, a giant dog suit--what's it like dating with a chronic illness?, "Taking Off Our Costumes", May 26, 2011:

Nerve essay, cross-dressing, bad foreplay and a math teacher with a secret, "It's Always the Quiet Ones", April 8, 2011:

The Nervous Breakdown, interview with Mike Sacks, author of Your Wildest Dreams Within Reason, "Mike Sacks Really Wants a Meat Pocket", March 13, 2011

Nerve essay, "Grand Gestures Gone Wrong: A Foray into the Domestic Arts", February 14, 2011:

The Seattle Weekly music feature, "An Incomplete History of Clutch Douglass' Journey Back to the '80s", January 19, 2011:

Nerve essay, my partner alive and dead, "After the Fire", January 10, 2011:

The Huffington Post, "Six-Word Memoirs: New Year's Resolutions", January 3, 2011:

KEXP, I was interviewed along with Matthew Caws, Ken Stringfellow, Dow Constantine and others I was hugely flattered to be included among for "New Year's Resolutions from the Seattle Music Scene: Part 1" by Jon Harthun:

Paste Magazine, interview with musician John Vanderslice, "John Vanderslice Dresses As Santa, Acts a Fool for Seattle Charity Event", December 15, 2010:

The Seattle Weekly, short feature on musician John Vanderslice, indie rock enthusiasts Three Imaginary Girls and their benefit for Teen Feed, "Three Imaginary Girls Holiday Party", December 15, 2010:, I was interviewed in "Nation of Whiners: We Want Everyone to Feel Our Pain" by Diane Mapes. Obviously, I am assiduously anti-whining. December 7, 2010:

KUOW (Seattle's NPR affiliate), an untitled piece I delivered in front of a live audience as part of the lauded A Guide to Visitors story-telling series. My story about my late partner and I growing as Seattle did is archived in Hour 6 and it's the fourth one in. October 18, 2010:
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The Nervous Breakdown, interview with Mike Sacks, co-author of Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk by the Association of the Betterment for Sex, "Mike Sacks Co-wrote 2010's Funniest Book, Earned Jon Stewart's Praise and for Now, at Least, Preserved His Infant Daughter's Mental Health", October 6, 2010:

The Seattle Weekly, interview with musician Shelby Earl, "Donuts and Dogs with Shelby Earl", October 6, 2010:

The Seattle Weekly, music feature on the Reverb Festival, "Hattie's Hat", October 6, 2010:

The Nervous Breakdown, interview with Kurt B. Reighley, author of United States of Americana, "Kurt B. Reighley, Author of United States of Americana, Makes You Want to Make Things", October 1, 2010:

Emergency Press and Flickr, The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience, Seattle Edition (in the Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous) which I oversaw and at which I read, shot by Emergency Press photographer, the eminently talented Kymberlee della Luce, September 23, 2010:

City Arts Magazine recommends The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience, which I oversaw and at which I read, and says, "All these folks are funny and sharp, and it's quite a show to see them reading all in one place", "Catch This: The Nervous Breakdown Literary Series", September 23, 2010:, The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience, Seattle Edition, which I oversaw and at which I read is referred to as "a half dozen of the city's most lauded authors", "Seattle's Best Authors Come Together for Literary Event", September 21, 2010:

The Stranger raves about The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience, which I oversaw and at which I read, "This is a big goddamned reading of local authors that serves as a west-coast franchise of the popular online magazine for writers" in their events section, September 16, 2010:

The Nervous Breakdown, interview with Wahajat Malik, my friend doing relief work in the aftermath of Pakistan's devastating floods, "Pakistan Drowned in the Water of the Lion River", September 13, 2010:

The Nervous Breakdown, feature on what, exactly The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience, Seattle Edition, had up its sleeve, "Be There or We'll Talk About You", September 7, 2010:

Nerve, interview with my parents re their surprisingly rebellious courtship for Nerve's "Before You Were Born" series, September 1, 2010:

The Nervous Breakdown essay, the surreality of my high school reunion as it intersects with grief, "The Mirror Maze", August 4, 2010:

The Seattle Weekly, short feature on Justin Henderson, author of Grunge Seattle, July 27, 2010:, "Starbucks on Olive off Summit: Soon with Booze", July 24, 2010:

The Nervous Breakdown essay on Seattle's literary scene (scroll down), "The View from the West, Volume 4", July 18, 2010:, "Panevino: Broadway's Most Successful New Restaurant", July 13, 2010:

The Nervous Breakdown feature, Adam Kellner has been missing from the Los Angeles area since November 2007 and his mother, Sherrill Britton, and I discuss the horrific ramifications, "Adam Kellner is Somewhere", June 29, 2010:, "Vivace al Fresco: One of Broadway's Most Resilient Establishments", June 23, 2010:

The Seattle Weekly music feature on Horace Pickett, "Dabbling in Bliss", June 23, 2010:

The Seattle Weekly music feature on the Inside Out Jazz Awards, including interviews with David Pierre-Louis and the legendary Clarence Acox, "206 Swing at Inside Out Jazz Awards Show", May 26, 2010:, "Environmentalism or Laziness?", May 16, 2010:, "Broadway Market Video: Succeeding in the Netflix Era", May 3, 2010:, "The Anne Bonny: Proud Member of a Dying Breed", April 26, 2010:

The Seattle Weekly, music feature on The Posies, including interviews with Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer, "The Posies: Revenge of the Wimps", April 14, 2010:, "The Baguette Box: Unique Comfort Food", April 12, 2010:, "Volunteer Park after the Hail: An Unexpected Pocket of Tranquility", April 9, 2010:, "Pilot Books Successfully Champions Independent Publishers, Authors", March 28, 2010:, "It's a Whole Different World in the Sun", March 24, 2010:, "Self-publishing Author Succeeds on Own Unusual Terms", March 20, 2010:, "Burritos: A Recession-Proof Investment?", March 17, 2010:, "Apocalypse (Almost) Now", March 15, 2010:, "Slats, Longtime Seattle Musician and Capitol Hill Denizen, Has Died", March 14, 2010:, "Capitol Hill's Whimsy in Full Bloom", March 13, 2010:, "Tashkent Park at Dusk", March 12, 2010:

Huffington Post, feature on Smith Magazine's HarperCollins anthology It All Changed in An Instant, in which I'm included (along with Frank McCourt, Gloria Steinem and others I revere):

Six Sentences, short (short) story, "Jess' Expiration Date", February 21, 2010:

Smith Magazine, editor's feature re the book tour for the HarperCollins anthology, It All Changed in an Instant, includes video of my University Bookstore reading, "Scenes from the Six-Word Book Tour", January 14, 2010:

The Nervous Breakdown, "Suggestions, Verities and Such", October 5, 2010:

Susie Bright (acclaimed author of bestsellers Full Exposure, The Sexual State of the Union and others), I covered Mary Kay LeTourneau and Vili Fualaau's "Hot for Teacher Night" at a downtown sports bar for Susie Bright (please note I didn't choose the feature's title), May 26, 2009:

Nerve, "The Nerve Interview with 'Humpday' Director Lynn Shelton", July 17, 2009:

Hobart, short story (one of my favorites), "Defending Reggie", April 2009:

Six Sentences, (short) short story, "No Such Luck", April 1, 2009:

Smith Magazine, tongue-in-cheek essay on the anachronistic tossing of the bridal bouquet, "Tossers!", March 27, 2009:

Three Imaginary Girls, I'm interviewed alongside other writers and musicians re which record I'd choose to write about for the legendary 33 1/3 series, "What Would Your 33 1/3 Be?" by Chris Estey, April 9, 2008:

Monkeybicycle, short story, "Pizza Day", July 2008:

Light in the Attic Record label, I'm interviewed alongside Robert Christgau, Greg Dulli and other writers and musicians re my Top 5 records of 2007, December 27, 2007:

The Nervous Breakdown and The Kitchen Sink, "Fifty Questions for God", this ran online on The Nervous Breakdown in November 2007 and in a print-only version in The Kitchen Sink in June 2005:

The Nervous Breakdown, my second interview with Sherman Alexie. As I note in the introduction, this was intended for a different publication that balked at certain political statements Alexie and I made, October 28, 2007:

The Seattle Channel, video of me telling my story, "Chocolate Santa", in front of an audience at the Rendezvous, "A Guide to Visitors, Volume 9", broadcast October 4, 2007:

The Nervous Breakdown, essay on my sadness for Nancy Reagan, who'd lost three of her closest friends the previous week, "Words I Never Thought I'd Write", August 2007:

Esquire, "How About a Little Hope? 20 Scientists, Actors and Sundry Individuals Answer, 'What Gives You Hope?'" (I love that I pursued this idea nearly seven months before then-Senator Obama entered it into the vernacular), July 30, 2007:

Hobart, short story (one of my favorites), "The Cousinfucker", June 2007:

Esquire, interview with reclusive and legendary soul singer, Betty Davis, "The Soul Singer in the Shadows", May 31, 2007:

Filter Magazine, review of Betty Davis reissues Betty Davis and They Say I'm Different, May 24, 2007:

Filter Magazine, interview with singer-songwriter Annie Stela, May 24, 2007 (print issue Winter '07):

Single State of the Union anthology from Seal Press, my essay "The Great Cookie Offering" is included alongside pieces from Margaret Cho, Chelsea Handler and others, April 12, 2007:

Paste Magazine, review, Annie Stela's show at Seattle's Tractor Tavern, April 9, 2007:

Hobart, short story, "Sandy Koufax 1964", April 7, 2007:

Cranky, short story, "A Young Irene Dunne, Maybe" [originally ran in Issue #5 of the print version, Spring 2005]:

Esquire, feature on post-mortem legal wrangling, "Get in the Fucking Ground Already", March 8, 2007:

Pindeldyboz, short story, "Day 341", March 8, 2007:

Esquire, feature on the calculated risks of mountain climbing, "When Idiots Go Climbing", March 1, 2007 [As anyone the least bit media-savvy knows, editors, not writers, craft non-fiction headlines. TJ loved this feature and sent it to everyone. After he died, I received "anonymous" emails as loathsome as they were idiotic, blaming me for the title of this piece. I didn't write it nor did I have any say in the matter, you clueless fucks.]:

The Believer Magazine, interview with Demetri Martin, February, 2006:

The Seattle Weekly, interview with Colin Meloy and feature on the Decemberists, "Simple Key", November 16, 2006:

Seattle Sound Magazine (now City Arts Magazine), essay, "New York Will Have to Wait", about having CFIDS while being part of Seattle's music community, print-only, featuring a full-page color portrait shot by the enormously talented Laura Musselman, September 8, 2006

The Believer Magazine, interview with Wanda Sykes (one of my favorite pieces so far), September 2006:

The Stranger, reaction to my print-only Seattle Sound Magazine interview with Harvey Danger's Sean Nelson, August 7, 2006:

McSweeney's, Reviews of New Food, "Dagoba's New Moon Organic Chocolate Bar with 74% Chocolate" (scroll halfway down the page; McSweeney's doesn't hyperlink or date these):

Paste Magazine, review of Nada Surf's Seattle show, October 19, 2005:

Paste Magazine, Death Cab for Cutie cover story (the band's first), July 25, 2005:

The Believer Magazine, interview with the Long Winters' John Roderick, June/July 2005:

Paste Magazine, feature on the Long Winters' John Roderick, June 2005:

Paste Magazine, Nirvana Nevermind DVD review, June 2005:

NPR and McSweeney's, "An Open Letter to Keith Richards' Immune System", I recorded the piece for NPR's Weekend America and it ran in May 2005; the print version ran on McSweeney's in December 2004:

McSweeney's, "The Five People You Meet in Hell", January 2005:

Poets & Writers, interview with author Augusten Burroughs, December, 2004:

Poets & Writers, interview with author JT LeRoy, December 2004:

The Black Table, interview with author Augusten Burroughs, August 24, 2004:

McSweeney's, "If Charles Bukowski Had Written Children's Books", May 2004:

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