Published Articles

I have been around for fucking ever, and have the links to prove it! Here is some of the shit I did that turned out pretty good. 


A.V. Club 

Dispatches From Direct To DVD Purgatory

Money Matters

My Year Of Flops

My World Of Flops

Silly Little Show-Biz Book Club

Nashville or Bust

THEN That’s What They Called Music

Random Roles - Bronson Pinchot - Oct 20, 2009

Random Roles - Charles Napier - May 18, 2009

Random Roles - Danny Trejo - Apr 28, 2010

Random Roles - Matthew Modine - Oct 16, 2008

Random Roles Margot Kidder - Mar 3, 2009 

New Feature - Randy Sklar Picks His Favorite Isklarb - Nov 15, 2015

Bestcasts - Scott Aukerman picks his favorite Comedy Bang! Bang! episodes - Dec 13, 2012

Best Casts - Marc Maron picks his favorite WTF episodes - Jan 10, 2013

Best Casts - Scharpling & Wurster pick their favorite Best Show Gems - Jan 24, 2013

Bestcasts- Chris Hardwick discusses his favorite episodes of Nerdist - Mar 7, 2013 

Bestcasts- Jesse Thorn picks his favorite episodes from his Maximum Fun empire - Apr 4, 2013

Bestcasts- Eddie Pepitone, Sean Conroy, Jamie Flam, and Amber Kenny discuss their favorite episodes of The Long Shot Podcast - May 2, 2013



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Trying to Keep the Kid in the Picture: A Weekend With Faded Mega-Producer Robert Evans - June 9, 2015


Don't Call Jesse Camp's Comeback a Comeback. No, Seriously, Don't - June 8, 2015

Beyond Boogaloo: The Weird, Wild and Wonderful World of Cannon's Breakin' Movies - May 29, 2015



How Comedy Podcasts Can Help You Get Through These Nightmarish Times - Nov 10, 2016

The Triumph of ‘Comedy Bang Bang’ and the Rise of Comedy Geek Culture - Sep 6, 2016

‘Comedy Bang Bang’ Is the Jam Band of Comedy - May 24, 2016

How ‘Better Off Dead’ and its Brand of “Rando” Comedy Was Way Ahead of its Time - April 20, 2016

How ‘Nathan for You’ Brought Charlie Kaufman’s Sensibility (Back) to Television - Dec 10, 2015



I love podcasts and podcasts have been pretty good to me. Here are some times when I totally talked into a microphone and they didn't erase the results. 


Manic Pixie Dream Girl

I coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” in an essay about the movie “Elizabethtown” in 2007

... I defined the MPDG as a fantasy figure who “exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” 

I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” - Salon,  July 15, 2014

The Bataan Death March of Whimsy Case File #1: Elizabethtown - A.V. Club, Jan 25, 2007

Wild things: 16 films featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls - A.V. Club, Aug 4, 2008

How I got ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ into the Oxford Dictionary - The Globe and Mail - Aug 28, 2015

The Melancholy Glory of Kirsten Dunst - Dec 14, 2015