Playing a pol is tough.
Mindy Kaling: TV's Smartest Airhead
September 26, 2012
What Mindy Kaling gets about work-love balance that most rom-com writers don't.
Why Writers Write, Partition’s Villains, and a Serious Inquiry into TomKat: Today’s TNR Reader
July 25, 2012
Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Was Katie Holmes the victim of Scientology's strange traditions? Was Tom Cruise blindsided? An very serious inquiry into their very public marriage. NYMag | 21 min (5131 words) Just hold on a second: the awesome power of the television cliffhanger. The New Yorker | 14 min (3,572 words) Why do writers write? For money? For fame? For inner peace?
Drink or (Better Yet) Be Gone
October 26, 2009
New York magazine's Vulture demonstrates that it is no longer possible to be ironic when it comes to Broadway: A little over a year ago, this Vulture editor wrote a silly comic for New York's 2008 Fall Preview issue imagining Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's life in Manhattan during the time she was performing in Broadway's All My Sons. In said comic's last panel, Tom made his own stage debut in Cocktail: the Musical, a made-up show we thought was so stupid-seeming that no producer could ever pitch it to backers with a straight face. Oops!