Ahmed Baba, Meet Stephen King

     |    Wednesday May 29th, 2013

Someday, if all goes well, I’ll publish another book. My agent, in fact, is out there selling it as I type — or I hope he is. And, if all goes well, there’ll be more after that. It’s what I do: I’m a writer, and there’s nothing a writer likes more than writing a book. 

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The Little Things

     |    Wednesday February 27th, 2013

Next week, The Ward Report will be reporting from Brooklyn; the next two weeks from SXSWi, which ought to make for some entertaining reading, given some of the boneheaded digital culture that’s always on display there. This week, though, we’ll clean up some of the stuff that’s been lying around the desktop here in a 

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In The Hand

     |    Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

I just finished reading a wonderful book, The One, by R.J. Smith, whom I’ve known since he was a young whippersnapper in New York writing for the Village Voice. Although there’s a Kindle edition, and, presumably, other e-book editions, and although the pictures in the book are hardly crucial, so it makes sense to buy 

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It’s A Vegetable

     |    Wednesday August 29th, 2012

What a guy! That’s St. Jerome, an almost certainly fictional saint, as rendered by Albrecht Dürer in 1492. Here’s Jerry, busy learning stuff in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, and he’s still got time to help out a kitty-kat. Or lion, actually. The lion’s usually depicted hanging out under Jerome’s desk, and there are times I’ve 

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