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Review: ‘A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem’

Tonight on PBS they’re running a documentary on NFL Cheerleaders. I caught this at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. Here’s my review: Being a “professional cheerleader” isn’t quite what people think it is. The job comes with fame, social … Continue reading

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An interview about my game “Kidnapped! A Royal Birthday”

We’re proud to announce that Kidnapped! A Royal Birthday, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the “Choice of Games” app. Escape your captors…and endure … Continue reading

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Fallout Brotherhood: Full playthrough

I helped write this mod for Fallout 4. Here’s a full run through it:

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My Latest Game Mod: “Fallout: Brotherhood”

I wrote most of the dialog and Narrative Design for this Fallout 4 mod by Shoddycast. It features voicework by Mark Meer (Commander Shepard from “Mass Effect”). Here’s a trailer (Yes, that’s my voice as the Brotherhood Commander). “The long-awaited … Continue reading

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In Darkness & Daylight, Guardian Angels’ Chelsea Patrol Sees Little Action, Much Interest

Here’s an article I wrote about the time I went on patrol with the Guardian angels! It’s the sunny Saturday afternoon of Oct. 10, and Chelsea is filled with people enjoying the kind of warm fall day we’ll be seeing … Continue reading

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For Communities Cut Off From COVID-Cancelled Cons, a Response with Global Reach

Among the fringe benefits of being a journalist in New York City is the opportunity to attend industry conventions, with full access to things the general public doesn’t get to experience. My last con was February 2020’s Toy Fair, at the … Continue reading

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Trailer for my game: “Kidnapped: A Royal Birthday”

I wrote a video game for Choice of Games. Here’s the trailer for “Kidnapped: A Royal Birthday. You can buy the game and play the demo for free HERE.

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“Disclosure” Delivers Dimensioned Depiction of the Transgender Experience

It will be impossible for me to review Disclosure objectively, because it is a resoundingly authentic documentary about transgender actors in the film and TV industry. And, when I’m not working as a writer, I’m an actress. The performers interviewed in Disclosure include Laverne … Continue reading

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Baby Shark Attacks L.O.L. Surprise, at Toy Fair 2020

My thoughts on the 2020 NY Toy Fair: “Once a year, the Jacob Javits Center is transformed into a giant toy box for Toy Fair New York. Alas, children cannot attend. It is reserved only for members of the toy industry … Continue reading

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It’s Crunch Time: See NYC’s Diverse ‘Nutcracker’ Productions Before They Dance Off to Dreamland

An article I wrote about New York’s MANY productions of The Nutcracker: “Balletomanes tend to roll their eyes at The Nutcracker Suite—but because it takes place during a Christmas party, no one can resist the allure of this seasonal classic. Some … Continue reading

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