Tag: humor

First Date

UNITED STATES—Giselle found herself on a date with Travis Knowles, who was almost as wide as he was tall. The very loud houndstooth design...

A Touch Antisocial

UNITED STATES—It was the longest elevator ride I have ever spent, creeping from one floor to the next. We boarded the elevator garage level at...

Secret Lives Of Classical DJs

UNITED STATES—They are a breed apart. Certainly the classical DJ cannot be made but is born, the mixture of low-key charm and effortless erudition....

Race Card

UNITED STATES—Even with the rain, the streets are seething, something is on edge in people and a little precipitation isn't making a dent. On...

Remembering Dad

UNITED STATES—Whenever we were on a trip my dad would get anxious and phone the drug store. This seemed a gross interruption of our...

“Captain Underpants” Delivers The Humor!

HOLLYWOOD—Laughter, it's an emotion I would argue most of us encounter at least 1-2 times a day. Laughter is good for the heart as...

A Week With Two Mondays

UNITED STATES—The national holiday fell on a Tuesday. It was not one of the movable holidays, so there was a buoyant Monday, that felt...

Julia

UNITED STATES—Well, I had an English student named Berta in a class I was substituting. She had a motto that she got from her...

More Suspicious

UNITED STATES—"First he said he was going to the library and now he's not answering my texts," says Sasha. The edge in her voice...

Lame Duck Period

UNITED STATES—In Danny’s coffee shop Uncle John looked at me levelly and said, “Someday you are going to hit it big.” He said it...

Resolutions

UNITED STATES—I get steamed when radio DJs start chirping about resolutions, usually a couple days before people put on the funny hats and start...

The Doghouse

UNITED STATES—The Palmer House got all gussied up with the help of a threat from the city. Then came the big day of the...

Mattresside

UNITED STATES—The revamping of the Palmer House, a fleabag of over 100 rooms, didn’t just occur out of the blue. Nothing ever did in...

Kaminsky’s “Masterpiece” Ends

UNITED STATES—Film historian Peet Boggs concludes his conversation (part three) with the director of perhaps the most famous movie never made. Jules Kaminsky: Benjamin and...

Kaminsky’s Tale

UNITED STATES—Peet Boggs, the film historian and schnorrer manqué, interviewed filmmaker Jules Kaminsky many times starting in the mid-70s. The two first met when...

Through A Glass Empty

UNITED STATES—I’m so glad my sister and I were read to from an early age—to that we owe a lifelong love of reading and...

Speak Easy: Epic Rap Battles Of History

UNITED STATES—This hilarity provides a small break from reality that doesn't require drugs or alcohol. It also features satirical humor and all-around rude lyrics...

Just Say Om

UNITED STATES—Sergeant Carmichael was badass. Before I went into Runyon Canyon undercover, she sent me to the Yale School of Yogic Arts in Van...

Briefly Noted

UNITED STATES—Freud in New York the latest Otis Quigley Keefauver novel (Norton 897 pages) explores one of history’s intriguing what-ifs: what if Sigmund Freud...

Heavenly Daze

UNITED STATES—You wake up and you’re in this place where the clouds are all cottony as they glide across an achingly blue sky. Kinda...
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