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Ken Wheaton
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Novelist. Editor. Carnivore.
Novelist. Editor. Carnivore.

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Since Cara and I moved in together a hundred or so years ago, my consumption of horror movies has increased exponentially. She likes them. And, truth be told, the genre has grown on me, partly due to some pretty quality stuff being released in the last…
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When I told folks that my son Nick and I were going to Texas to eat barbecue and nothing but barbecue, they thought I was joking. Some of them even went so far as to offer suggestions for non-barbecue food–like seafood and duck enchiladas (whatever those…
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The article was headlined “Why Is Brooklyn Barbecue Taking Over the World?” I’m not even going to link to it. But it was a perfect example of a certain sort of food writing: provocative clickbait written by someone seemingly ignorant about barbecue and…
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Donald Trump think Amazon isn’t paying it’s fair share in taxes. Hell, maybe it isn’t.  But what’s increasingly clear is that Trump doesn’t understand how actual business works these days. Trump has probably never shopped at Amazon. He’s probably never…
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The first time I tried to watch E.T. as a kid, things didn't go so well.
E.T. and the anxiety attack
E.T. and the anxiety attack
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Until we can replace fairly useless debates with a Political Price Is Right, here are some questions all politicians should be forced to answer.

As a recovering journalist, I know that working journalists love nothing more than other people telling them how to do their jobs, especially folks who never covered that particular beat. I was never a political reporter, so maybe I shouldn’t be writing…
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There are a number of good examples to make the case of egregious pay disparities between men and women in Hollywood, but the reshoot for “All the Money in the World” isn’t one of them. (Quick recap: They had to reshoot the move. The cast and crew…
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I’m home in Louisiana for the holidays. And that means food. Lots and lots of food. How has it gone so far? Let me show you.  1. Fried shrimp platter from Soileau’s in Opelousas, eaten upon completion of 25 hour drive from New York.  2. Sunday morning…
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Don't tell me how to respond to attempted bombings. Especially if you don't live here.

Yesterday morning while on the way to work, I stopped to take a couple of photos. One was a lovely shot of lower Manhattan. The other was of a handful of helicopters hovering over the city like buzzards over a carcass. There’d been a bombing in the…
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"The 70s were my Vietnam. Syphilis is my Purple Heart. Earned it at the battle of Poon."

So Donald Trump is now suggesting that actual audio tape of him talking about grabbing women by the cooter could be fake. This even after he previously admitted that it was his voice on the tape and that he did, indeed, say those things. Sure, previous…
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