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Followers:94
Contributor since:January 2009
Location:New York

About Me

I've written short pieces for The New Yorker about the first Arab prince in outer space, a Ph.D who travels the world studying garbage, an Australian attorney who played werewolves in the movies, and the man who set the “Pledge of Allegiance” to music. I've written pieces for The New York Times about olfactory sculpture dropped from a plane on thousands of tiny cards on New Year's Eve, and inscriptions on old buildings that have become ironic over time. At ABC, Bravo, A&E, and PBS, I wrote live interviews with celebrities and docs about Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, and lesser known poets. It's culture and arts. It's people in the news. It's the ongoing comedy of who we are. I hope you enjoy it here at True/Slant and write in to tell me what you think. Also hope to hear your ideas and stories at "Third Screen" on www.huffingtonpost and www.thirdscreenconfidential.com

 

Professional

I'm Known For...

Waiting, no matter how long it takes, to hear what you wanted to tell me.

My Current Project

An interactive piece on old New York for flyp magazine.

My Greatest Achievement

Deeply understanding that the blog is a hybrid of journalism and art.

My Biggest Regret

Not finishing more of the things I've started to write.

I Truly Respect

Candor. Even clutzy, hesitant, candor.

Moments I'd Like To Forget

None.

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

Have you seen my wardrobe?

Blocks I've Been Around

Writer's Block.

Things That Really Happened

Lost an entire screenplay called "The Suburbs of Paradise" when I bought my first Apple 20 years ago, because I thought the cartoon bomb it kept flashing at me was "cute."

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Essential reading.

Why True/Slant

Nothing like creating at the creation of.

My Other Website

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vickie-karp

Personal

What I'm Currently Addicted To...

www.stopsmiling.com

This Is Annoying Me...

Metrocards. I miss subway tokens. They were beautiful. They had heft. They looked like artifacts from ancient Egypt.

This Is Making Me Worry...

What W. H. Auden and Truman Capote had in common. More than I would have guessed, but how to capture?

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

Not big on joy at the moment. Maybe next month.

I'm Running From...

Yogurt. I've had with yogurt. And vitamins. To hell with vitamins. And swimming.

This Is Helping Me Create...

City life. The opening of the Highline in NYC, which was once for cattle drives and is now for strollers and joggers.

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

What celebrity can tell us about ourselves.

This Makes My Teeth Itch

Unkindness.

Can't Do Without

Input, Internet, Intelligence.

Favorite Voices

This week, Michael Thomas -- I'm reading Man Gone Down.

My Most Awkward Moment

Had a conversation with someone yesterday in a theater, and he taped it on his new Iphone and played it back for us.

My Secret Ambition

Personal convergence.

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