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John E. Branch Jr.
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Attended Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Lives in New York, NY, USA
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AM counts (3 line from Atlantic Ave to Park Place): 4 books (2 were hardcover), 0 e-readers, 0 tablets.
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Sometimes, patience is rewarded: read @JamesWolcott on Annie Baker's last play (http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/06/the-flick-annie-baker-review) & check her new one (http://www.signaturetheatre.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=4241)
James Wolcott reviews Annie Baker’s cult-beloved play, which takes place amongst the popcorn kernels.
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The most recent episode of AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire visited a mid-80s Dallas landmark, the Starck Club, and it didn't forget the Ecstasy (which, for about half of 1985, was still legal). Loved that.
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New funding for alien-civilizations search: NYT report (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/science/yuri-milner-russian-entrepreneur-promises-100-million-for-alien-search.html) and in-depth Scientific American article (http://t.co/zB5kq6fOm3).
Mr. Milner says that over the next decade he will provide money for new receiving equipment, personnel and observing time at existing facilitiesMr.
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AM counts (2 line from Atlantic Ave to Park Place): 2 books, 1 e-reader, 1 tablet.
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Food photos on Instagram make me want to get off Instagram and eat.
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22/7 (today in day/month format) approximates the value of pi: the ratio of circumference to diameter for a pie or other circular form.
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AM counts (2 line from Atlantic Ave to Park Place): 2 books (1 a juicy hardcover), 0 e-readers, 2 tablets.
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AM counts (3 line from Atlantic Ave to Park Place): 7 books, 1 e-reader, 0 tablets. Big day for print!
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What bold soul would adapt Rachmaninoff's Paganini rhapsody for organ and orchestra? Cameron Carperter. His lecture-demonstration on the work is appetizing.
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Speaking of Instagram, here's a photo of a bamboo bike I took this afternoon: https://instagram.com/p/5VE-Y2vm8G/
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copy editor, etc.
Employment
  • Vanity Fair
    copy editor, 1999 - present
  • Lee Hunt Associates
  • Personal Computer Support Group, aka Lucid
    technical writer
  • Stage #1
    co–general manager
  • Dallas Observer
    senior editor
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New York, NY, USA
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Dallas, Texas - Irving, Texas - Houston, Texas
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Sixth-generation Texan into tech & culture, now living in the great state of New York City.
Introduction
Mostly right-handed but sometimes modestly ambidextrous. Once had breakfast with Charlton Heston (not alone, though). Would like to have Anderson Cooper's hair but not to be him. Learned my favorite drink (tequila slammer) in a kitchen from playwright Beth Henley.

You weren't expecting anything serious here, were you?
Education
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
    1972 - 1977
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
    engineering, English, theater, broadcast-film
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