• Clean breaks and empty voids

    First off, I change my tune: Spambots, leave me the hell alone. I’ve now received 71 fake comments on my three existing posts. Illegitimate online retailers, I hate you. Wanted to point you toward our latest CNN column: Make a clean online break with pests. The title doesn’t quite get at what I had in [...]

    ‘Cause I’m usin’ technology

    I’m kinda tempted to let the spambots do their thing, because their comments are oddly flattering. “Superb piece of writing!” “Gracias for this article.” “hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!” Already I have eight fake fans! Shucks, machines. Fun netiquette column from Brenna and me on CNN this week: 10 social media [...]

    A few reflections on hipster hoods

    Every once in a while, I’ll be on the phone at work, interviewing a Ph.D. psychologist or whatnot, and the source will take on a slightly sheepish tone and ask if I’m also the Andrea Bartz who cowrote Stuff Hipsters Hate. It happened today, and before I could steer the subject back to mother-son relationships [...]

    Welcome, welcome.

    Hello there! This seems like as good a time as any to begin my blog-masquerading-as-news (you know, when I have zero visitors and have yet to figure out what to do with my landing page). I’ll try to use this spot to keep you up to date on noteworthy happenings of the professional sort, although [...]

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