This week, senior editor Greg Olear selects some of his favorite TNB posts:

ROBIN ANTALEK a) goes fishing for sharks (and shopping for an electric clothes dryer), and b) loses her BFF to a mysterious prank caller.

Beer, wine, or Champagne?  JESSICA ANYA BLAU once thought about being a stewardess.

D.R. HANEY, whom Al Pacino once described as “powerful,” stakes out one of the Manson houses.

SEAN BEAUDOIN dates a woman womyn who wears dresses ironically.

MARIA SEMPLE talks to her old chum Maria Semple.

RACHEL McKIBBENS learns the hard way how to make chocolate milk.

LENORE ZION recalls her grandmother’s death. And remembers the little people.

The poet CATHERINE TUFARIELLO immortalizes her baby’s babyhood.


Simigary, thy name is STEVE SPARSHOTT.


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One response to “Greg Olear Presents…”

  1. I’ve read some of these and need to read the rest. A great selection of nommy writing.

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