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How To Talk To Girls Movie: Now More Agonizing Than Previously…

Everyone's favorite professionally precocious child-love-doctor, Alec Greven, and everyone's favorite self-serving, Emmy-winning comedy-writer are teaming up to share their combined life wisdom in a rom-com sure to involve man-children learning valuable life lessons from adorable smart-asses! Can we get an "oy vey?" » 6/02/09 2:40pm 6/02/09 2:40pm

Which Books Send You Running Out Without A Cuddle?

What are my hypothetical "dealbreakers"? I didn't think I had any, until this fellow I know emailed me with a link to the story that sits atop the New York Times Most Emailed list. The story is about "literary dealbreakers," which is to say, "books that are bonerkillers" or "It's Not Me, It's Your Books." Now: there… » 3/31/08 1:00pm 3/31/08 1:00pm

That Ben Karlin "Modern Love": A Critical Reading

"Had I fallen into that New York City long con, the one where you think there is an infinite supply of potential mates, and the perfect one is forever around the corner?" This sentence is perhaps the most telling line of yesterday's NY Times "Modern Love" column, by Daily Show creator and author Ben Karlin, about his… » 3/10/08 12:00pm 3/10/08 12:00pm

What Can We Learn From Men Who Claim They Have "Learned"? (Hint: "That…

A few weeks ago, a talented writer named Emily Gould submitted a review of a "lad lit" anthology called Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me. The editor of the book is Daily Show/Colbert co-creator Ben Karlin. Wow! I thought upon reading the review. Men sure are jerks! In fact, I ventured further, maybe the… » 2/15/08 2:00pm 2/15/08 2:00pm