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Giving Props to Quinoa

Lisa Waugh I like to call my roommate Sporty Spice. He’s not exactly happy about that moniker but he’s so super healthy, he puts me to shame. One of the things he consumes on a regular basis is quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). For weeks, I didn’t know what was in these large containers in the cabinet. […]

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Grown Up Avenger Stuff

Lisa Waugh I’ll tell you what’s going to happen. The first track off of Grown Up Avenger Stuff’s second album, Alive, is so soaring and deliciously powerful, it will cause your smartphone’s internal workings to repent from not having held this band’s music before now. Lead singer Deirdre Kroener is happy to rip your face off […]

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Unhoarding

Lisa Waugh I made a New Year’s resolution in 2008 that I’ve actually stuck with since. That was the year that I became a minimalist. I don’t mean that I became an artist that portrays simplistic concepts that may or may not convey a bigger significance. No, my art has remained a cross between a […]

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Ask Blanche: The Holiday Edition

Dear Blanche, I don’t like my family but I’ve been pretending for years that I do. This year, I plan to let them know in detail just how much they suck. And that I’m sick of them. How should I go about that? Is there a certain Emily Post kind of way to do this? […]

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Dear Father Christmas (it only seems appropriate)

I haven’t written to you in many years and that’s probably a good thing. I do miss you though. I miss those earnest letters in which I put my best foot forward and truly believed I deserved the thing I was gasping for. I miss really believing in something, in willing myself to sleep Christmas […]

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Bad Food: Never Do This to a Production Crew

Lisa Waugh An army marches on its stomach. A production crew will commit a kind of metaphysical mutiny if its stomach is filled with unsatisfactory amounts of food products. It happens almost immediately on set. As soon as the food is determined to be subpar, the collective attitude slouches toward the 7th ring of hell. […]

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Carcinoman’s Land

by Kip Cole Mark met me outside as I got out of my car after parking it in front of his house.  He looked good – healthy and fit in spite of the cane he was leaning on and his slight pallor from months of being cooped up inside.  His hair was shaggy and long, wafting […]

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FilmBreak… The New Kid in Town

Lisa Waugh So you’re totally immersed in all of the social media platforms. You’re a Kickstarter and IndieGoGo guru. You can pretty much teach a master class on how to write, shoot and post your own projects. It’s a long road to distribution and your film, web series or TV pilot is not going to […]

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The Stories That Digg Dug This Week

As a lover of Digg, I thought I’d share some links to the best stories this week as I prepare next week’s stories. Lazy? Not really. Digg does it every day. Department of Deportment: The End-All, Be-All Guide to Using Your Phone at the Table Via Digg via New York Magazine   Excerpt: But such extreme measures […]

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Dear American Apparel

Dear American Apparel, I hate you. All my Love, Furnie (sigh) That’s how I feel. It’s that simple and raw and ridiculous. Every time I see one of your billboards I am instantly infused with dread. Dread because I know that what will follow will be a twenty minute silent (unless I’m alone in my […]

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iGrand Piano for iPhone & iPod touch

IK Multimedia releases iGrand Piano for iPhone & iPod touch App offers concert quality sound, ultra-low latency, large piano collection, built-in recorder and native iPhone 5 graphics. IK Multimedia – a leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – released the iGrand Piano for iPhone and iPod touch, a […]

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SNL is Funny (Enough) Again

Lisa Waugh  I’ve been with Saturday Night Live since day one. Judge me how you will. It’s interesting that people think the show has been consistently crap. It hasn’t. It started out as funky, insider comedy, performance art and grew into the funny-in-spurts live icon people love to pick on. Not a whole bunch of […]

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Meet John Lennon in 1969

Lisa Waugh Imagine… the definitive interview with John Lennon at the height of his peace activism campaign with partner Yoko One. Only, you haven’t heard this one before. Until now. Undiscovered voices of rock’s greatest emerge from deep storage as a filmmaker and a son come together. Village Voice Columnist and radio personality (WPLJ 95.5) Howard […]

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Bruce Hornsby… I didn’t set out to despise you

Dear Bruce Hornsby and the Range, I’m writing to you, collectively, to apologize for the vitriol I have channeled in your direction for the past twenty years. If the theory is true that a butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the World can cause a wind storm on the other side, then the […]

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Stubbs & Romero: The Walking Dead meets The Wire

Grant Baciocco, Chris Sheets and I were standing in my backyard a couple of years ago. We were shooting an entry for the GoDaddy commercial competition. I had won with my spot Go Momma in 2010 and thought I’d give it another shot. At the time, Grant and Chris,  (along with Jayne Entwistle – “Zelda”) […]

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The Suns Also Rise

Lisa Waugh  Meet the Sun brothers and their cool project, Chinatown: A Graphic Novel. They hit their $11,000 goal in record time. They still have six days to go and have raised $15,123 after an extended “stretch goal.” The two brothers grew up in Orlando on a steady diet of Jackie Chan movies, Darkwing Duck, […]

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Third Presidential Debate: Just Say “China”

Drunk LA Girl Okay so yesterday was THANK GOD the last stupid presidential debate. And it was on a Monday, which was perfect ‘cause I already hate Mondays anyways, so who cares if I do something on that day that I’d rather not do. Since I got so sick of finding myself getting stuck watching […]

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Dear Meatpackers Union

I thought that it was time to express to you, publicly, the disappointment I have harboured all these years for what I can only describe as a bitter betrayal. I have no doubt you will not remember me. I was only a young upstart working in the seafood department of a grocery store chain in […]

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“You and Your American Wine!”

Relationship Columnist Blanche Légère WARNING: Lady parts and stuff that they do are discussed I got a call last week that I have a cyst on my ovary. The call came from my OB/GYN, so I tend to believe that the news is true. It’s not like that one time when a stranger called to […]

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