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Hipster On Hipster Crime Is So Uncool

Hipster On Hipster Crime Is So Uncool

Yesterday I went to a breakfast meeting in Silverlake, which is like the Brooklyn of Los Angeles. When I returned to my car, that I’d parked on a busy side street, I discovered that someone had stolen the lens of one of my headlights and a piece of molding off my twenty year-old Volvo. When […]

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Black Cherry Tomatoes From The Poisoner’s (Victory) Garden

Black Cherry Tomatoes From The Poisoner’s (Victory) Garden

The star of my kitchen garden are the very disappointingly named Indigo Rose cherry tomatoes that look like fairy tale-worthy poisonous berries. This tomato variety was developed by researchers at Oregon State University by crossing several varieties of dark purple tomatoes. The dark skin of these tomatoes are extra high in antioxidants and vitamin C, […]

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A Book Scout’s Argument Against E-Readers

A Book Scout’s Argument Against E-Readers

I work as a book scout. While getting the latest China Mieville a year earlier than everyone else never fails to thrill me, reading books on a computer screen every day makes me long for the printed page. Alas, 90% of the books that I read for work come in the form of emailed manuscripts. […]

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Worth It! Brodart Book Jacket Covers

Worth It! Brodart Book Jacket Covers

My favorite cousin, who is a librarian, just sent me a 20 yard roll of Brodart as a wedding gift. This gift triggers the tweaker center of my brain in so many ways it’s not even funny. I don’t know how I’ve lived so long without owning this product. All good library patrons have an […]

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A Dinky Manor Mystery: The Case of the Missing Socks

A Dinky Manor Mystery: The Case of the Missing Socks

I bought two pairs of these socks while I was in Italy last year. I bought one set for myself and a second, matching set as a Christmas gift for my best friend, so we could pretend like we are part of some sort of Secret Fraternal Order that involves sock wearing. When Christmas rolled […]

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My Grandmother’s Award-Winning Coconut Macaroon Recipe

My Grandmother’s Award-Winning Coconut Macaroon Recipe

My grandmother made these coconut macaroons when I was a child and forever ruined Mounds candy bars for me. Unlike most macaroon recipes, this recipe does not require condensed milk. Grandma’s macaroons were dipped in melted dark chocolate and also contained a handful of chopped pecans, but my favorite version of this cookie is her […]

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My Criminal Activity Documented On Film

My Criminal Activity Documented On Film

Ashton Kutcher produces a documentary series on YouTube called SUBCULTURE CLUB. Two weeks ago, the production team from Thrashlab Studios and Katalyst filmed part of their “Urban Beekeeping” episode in my backyard, and interviewed me about the efforts of our local beekeeping club to legalize beekeeping in Los Angeles. Because, you know, as long as […]

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