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A Millennial Declaration of Independence: It’s not me, it’s you

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Feeling abandoned by political parties—and the two party system as we presently know it—young people largely lean independent (as do an increasing number of Americans). Desperate in the face of dwindling affiliation, some party activists’ method of appealing to us is by way of ridicule and hurling blame. This morning I was reminded of why […]

Jason Read on Truth in a Networked World

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USM Philosophy Professor Jason Read and I will be panelists at Think + Drink: Truth in a Networked World at SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, May 7th. The event is organized by Maine Humanities Council. We had a long, meandering conversation about the topic at Sonny’s where I was fueled by booze, Prof. Read by black […]

Please don’t vote for me in the Portland Phoenix “Best Of” poll

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I was again nominated for Best Of… in the Twitter category this year. The other nominees included @nurse_abby, @missbumptious, @unnegatron (friend and former professor Jason Read) and @SoPoHomo. I am beyond flattered, largely because I am pretty much just straight up myself on Twitter and so when I am nominated it is basically like people […]

I was interviewed again on Lounging with Lanna Lee

Back in early 2012, I was on the first episode of Lanna Lee Maheux’s great podcast Lounging with Lanna Lee. Lanna has since published a podcast per week for the past 80 weeks and this week I was fortunate to be a guest on her show once again. I particularly enjoy being a guest on […]

Be dynamic, kids. Words of advice for the digital age.

Photo Credit: I don’t know who took this photo, but it is from when I worked at the USM Free Press in the mid-00s and was skinny enough to wear a tight-fitting polyester shirt without a hint of irony. I had the great pleasure of being invited to talk with the staff at the USM […]

Nailing down the tricky definition of “pop up” with Joe Ricchio

Warning: Joe Ricchio language ahead. Joe Ricchio (with whom—for the uninitiated—I worked on Food Coma TV) recently wrote Pop Up Blocker, a blog post in which he illustrates the preciousness of the pop up trend in the modern food scene. The piece was pretty well received by those I am connected with in the Portland […]

Ask Alex: How to make friends and… That’s it.

Hi there Alex! What are the best ways for post-college young adults to make friends in a new city? I moved to Portland about 3 years ago for a job. I’ve joined some clubs, tried online dating, taken a few classes, and attended just about any event that has piqued my interest since I moved […]