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I'm doing a rotation as a guest interviewer on Gothamist.com, check out some of my interviews:

Jenni Ferrari-Adler, Editor, Alone in the Kitchen With An Eggplant, July 17, 2007

Larry Smith, Founder and Editor in Chief, SMITH Magazine, April 23, 2007

Bill Wadman, Photographer, April 20, 2007

Dan Goldman, Illustrator, Shooting War, Co-Founder, ACT-I-VATE Comics Collective, December 14, 2006

Adira Amram, Performer, American Idol, October 12, 2006

Adena Halpern, Author, Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown, October 5, 2006

Murray Hill, Entertainer and Comedian, September 22, 2006

Carl Lennertz, Author, Cursed by a Happy Childhood, Blogger, Publishing Insider, August 14, 2006

Julie Klausner and Sue Galloway, Writers and Performers, Free to Be Friends, August 11, 2006

Jean Godfrey-June, Author, Free Gift With Purchase: My Unlikely Career in Magazines and Makeup, Beauty Director, Lucky, June 23, 2006

Kate Bornstein, Author, Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws, June 22, 2006

Kathryn Finney, Blogger, Thebudgetfashionista.com, Author, How To Be a Budget Fashionista, June 20, 2006

Jon Bulette, Organizer, NYC Beard and Moustache Championships, May 16, 2006

Jessica Valenti, Executive Editor and Founder, Feministing.com, May 15, 2006

Sofia Quintero, Author, Divas Don't Yield, Activist, Co-Founder, Chica Luna, April 17, 2006

Linda Simpson, Media Queen, April 14, 2006

M.J. Rose, Author, The Delilah Complex, Book Blogger, April 12, 2006

Michael Malice, Evil Genius, Editor, Overheard in New York, Subject, Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story, April 11, 2006

Shari Goldhagen, Author, Family and Other Accidents, April 10, 2006

Audacia Ray, Writer and Sex Worker Rights Advocate, March 29, 2006

Jeffrey Yamaguchi, Writer, Website Publisher, Online Marketer, March 16, 2006

Brenda Staudenmaier, aka "The Lovely Brenda," Photographer and Mommy, March 15, 2006

Veronica Varlow, Boutique Owner, Model, Actress, March 14, 2006

Judy McGuire, Advice Columnist, March 13, 2006

Peter Steinberg, NYC Boggle Group Organizer and Meetup.com Director of Product Development, February 3, 2006

Anya Kamenetz, Author, Generation Debt: Why Now Is A Terrible Time To Be Young, February 2, 2006

Koren Zailckas, Author, Smashed: Diary of a Drunken Girlhood, February 1, 2006

Ellen Friedrichs, Sex Educator, January 30, 2006

Marcia Baczynski and REiD MiHAlko, Cuddle Party Founders, December 23, 2005

Molly Crabapple, Artist, Model, Burlesque Performer, December 22, 2005

Dan Allen, Comedian, Deccember 20, 2005

Lisa Whiteman, Photographer, December 19, 2005

Elizabeth Merrick, Writing Teacher, Author, Girly, November 10, 2005

Christian Finnegan, Comedian, November 9, 2005

Julie Powell, author, Julie & Julia, creator, The Julie/Julia Project, November 8, 2005

Miriam Datskovsky, Sex Columnist, The Columbia Spectator, November 7, 2005

Gorman Bechard, Director, You Are Alone, Novelist, September 30, 2005

Tara McPherson, Illustrator and Painter, September 29, 2005

Meghan Cleary, shoe expert, author, The Perfect Fit, September 27, 2005

Shonali Bhowmik, Leader of indie band Tigers and Monkeys, Member of Variety Shac, September 26, 2005

Giulia Rozzi, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Speaker, September 20, 2005

Rachel Sklar, co-editor and writer of FishbowlNY, August 19, 2005

Brad Steuernagel, Cassidy Henehan, Peter Kassnove, comedians, hosts, The $1 Room, August 18, 2005

Chris Genoa, author, Foop!, August 17, 2005

Stephanie Lessing, author, She's Got Issues, August 16, 2005

Nadine Haobsh, beauty journalist and "Jolie in NYC" blogger, August 15, 2005

Bex Schwartz, Writer, Director, Comedian, August 2, 2005

Jeannette Walls, author, The Glass Castle, columnist, MSNBC.com, May 27, 2005

Aaron Karo, author, Ruminations on Twentysomething Life, July 7, 2005

Tucker Shaw, food lover, author, Everything I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth, July 6, 2005

Kemp Powers, author, The Shooting: A Memoir, July 5, 2005

Jessica Cutler, ex-blogger, author, The Washingtonienne, June 28, 2005

Jeannette Walls, author, The Glass Castle, MSNBC.com columnist, May 27, 2005

Andy Friedman, Slideshow Poet, Painter, Artistic Visionary, May 26, 2005

Molly Jong-Fast, author, The Sex Doctors in the Basement, May 25, 2005

Joel Derfner, author, Gay Haiku

Jessica Coen, Editor, Gawker.com

Andres du Bouchet, comedian, host and creator, Giant Tuesday Night Of Amazing Inventions And Also There Is A Game

The Reputation interview/show preview

Ida, indie band, creators, Heart Like a River

Patrick Borelli, comedian

Raven Snook, performer/writer/diva

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, playwrights, The Exonerated, authors, Living Justice

John Stossel, 20/20 correspondent, author of Give Me a Break

Lalena Fissure, singer, The Color Guard

Stefanie Iris Weiss, astrologer, author, Surviving Saturn's Return

Susan Shapiro, author, Lighting Up and Five Men Who Broke My Heart: A Memoir

Catilin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio, YC Media, authors, The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business

Susan Polgar, Chess Champion and Founder, Polgar Chess Center

Maria Raha, Cinderella's Big Score author

Felicia Sullivan, Author, Editor, Small Spiral Notebook Founder

Peg Williams and Deb Weiner, sugar Sweet sunshine bakery owners

Genevieve Field, Sex and Sensibility editor, Nerve.com cofounder

Dr. Victoria Zdrok, Penthouse Pet of the Year 2004

Eve Ensler, Playwright and Activist

Jennifer Kabat, Vamps & Virgins Curator

Chris Hampton, WYSIWYG Creator and Curator

Claudia Cogan, Comedian

The Hazzards

Noah Tarnow, Big Quiz Thing Producer

Lisa Vandever

Augusten Burroughs

Jon Friedman

Clare Crespo

Melody Henry (Lucky 13)

Tristan Taormino

GirlyNYC, Panty Blogger

Ned Vizzini

Little Brooklyn, Burlesque Star

Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin, authors of Citizen Girl and The Nanny Diaries

Sara Schaefer (is Obsessed With You)

Merlin Bronques, Nightlife/Pinup Photographer

Interview with Cheryl B., Poet, Spoken Word Performer and Atomic Curator


Pitching an Agent interview, Vicky Bijur Agency, Mediabistro, June 27, 2007

From the Editors interview with Jaime Levine, Grand Central Publishing, May 30, 2007

Book Keeping, Michelle Goodman, author, The Anti 9-to-5 Guide, Mediabistro, May 23, 2007

Pitching an Agent, Tracy Brown Literary Agency, Mediabistro, May 7, 2007

Gael Greene, author, Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess, Mediabistro, May 23, 2007

Pitching an Agent interview, Esmond Harmsworth, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, April 26, 2007

From the Editors interview, Jane Friedman, F + W Publications, April 19, 2007

Pitching an Agent, Lyons Literary LLC, April 4, 2007

How to Pitch Heeb, April 3, 2007

Pitching an Agent, Jim Donovan Literary, March 21, 2007

Pitching an Agent, Sam Hiyate, The Rights Factory, Mediabistro.com, February 28, 2007

From the Editors, Jessica Sanchez, Kedzie Press, Mediabistro.com, February 26, 2007

Bridie Clark, author of Because She Can, Book Keeping section, Mediabistro.com, February 21, 2007

Pitching an Agent, Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger, January 2, 2007

From the Editors, Peter Lynch, Sourcebooks, December 8, 2006

From the Editors, Katie McHugh, Marlowe & Co., November 28, 2006

Joe Miller, author of Cross-X, Book Keeping, November 13, 2006

From the Editors, Rosy Ngo, Potter Craft, October 3, 2006

Pitching an Agent, Matthew Carnicelli, October 2, 2006

Pitching an Agent, Kristin Nelson, Nelson Agency, September 27, 2006

Interview with Julie Bennett, Ten Speed Press, September 26, 2006

Pitching an Agent, Evan Marshall, September 20, 2006

Interview with Carrie Thornton, Three Rivers Press, September 19, 2006

Interview with Stacy Boyd, Editor, Harlequin, August 29, 2006

Pitching an Agent, Julie Castiglia, Julie Castiglia Literary Agency, August 15, 2006

From the Editors, John Williams, Editor, Harper Perennial, August 8, 2006

How Many Friends Does Your Book Have?, August 7, 2006

From the Editors, Brooke Warner, Acquisitions Editor, Seal Press, August 1, 2006

From the Editors, Paul Stevens, Associate Editor, Tor/Forge, July 18, 2006

Pitching an Agent interview, Bob Mecoy, Creative Book Services, July 11, 2006

Pitching an Agent: Ben Salmon/ Rights Unlimited, June 13, 2006

Tricia Boczkowski, Executive Editor, Simon Spotlight Entertainment, June 6, 2006

Nichole Argyres, Associate Editor, St. Martins, May 16, 2006

Jessica Rozler, Associate Editor, Allworth Press, April 18, 2006

Andrea Montejo, Editor, Rayo (Harpercollins), April 4, 2006

Zareen Jaffery, Associate Editor, Hyperion, March 7, 2006

May Chen, Editor, Morrow/Avon, February 21, 2006

Kristen Weber, Editor, Mysterious Press and Warner Books, February 7, 2006

Jeremie Ruby-Strauss, Senior Editor, Kensington, January 17, 2006

Kathy Pories, Senior Editor, Algonquin, January 10, 2006

George Hodgman, Executive Editor, Henry Holt, December 27, 2005

Steve Mockus, Editor, Chronicle Books, December 6, 2005

Don Weise, Senior Editor, Carroll & Graf, November 22, 2005

Panio Gianopoulos, Editor, Bloomsbury, November 8, 2005

Becky Saletan, Editor-in-Chief, Harcourt, October 25, 2005

Ellen Garrison, Assistant Editor, Perseus Book Group, October 4, 2005

Chris Schluep, Editor, Ballantine, September 27, 2005

Kristen Pettit, Senior Editor, Razorbill, September 6, 2005

Jill Schwartzman, Associate Editor, Harpercollins, August 15, 2005

Megan Lynch, Associate Editor, and Sean McDonald, Senior Editor at Riverhead, August 2, 2005

Brant Rumble, Editor, Scribner, July 5, 2005

Lorin Stein, Editor, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, June 20, 2005

Denise Roy, Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster, June 7, 2005

Amy Hundley, Editor, Grove/Atlantic, May 24, 2005

Kendra Harpster, Associated Editor, Doubleday (Random House), May 10, 2005

Brenda Copeland, Senior Editor, Atria (Simon & Schuster), April 26, 2005

Asya Muchnick, Senior Editor, Little, Brown, April 12, 2005


Christopher Noxon, Author, Rejuvenile

Jami Curl, Co-Owner, Saint Cupcake, Portland, Oregon, May 12, 2006

Wendy McClure, Author, I'm Not The New Me and The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan, March 16, 2006

Hollis Gillespie, Author, Confessions of a Recovering Slut and Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch, March 4, 2006

Lisa Loeb , July 12, 2005


Sarah Schenck, Feminist Filmmaker, Director, Slippery Slope, Feministing, July 19, 2007

21st Century S.E.X. Ed, Interview with Heather Corinna, WireTap Magazine, July 4, 2007

Party Girl author Anna David, Huffington Post, June 20, 2007

Tramps Like Us author Kristen Buckley, Memoirville, June 11, 2007

Interview with Death by Chick Lit author Lynn Harris, Huffington Post, June 5, 2007

Samara O'Shea, author, For the Love of Letters, In The Flesh blog, May 15, 2007

Rebecca Walker, Author, Baby Love, Memoirville.com, April 25, 2007

Marissa Walsh, author of Girl With Glasses: My Optic History, Memoirville, March 5, 2007

Iris Bahr, author of Dork Whore, New York Post, March 4, 2007

New York Post, Interview with Gene Wilder about his novella My French Whore, February 25, 2007

Dave Naz interview, Penthouse Variations (print), April 2007 issue

Michael Musto interview, Mediabistro.com, January 8, 2007

Interview with Anna Lapp, Co-Founder, Small Planet Institute,
Co-Author, Grub
, December 8, 2006, Village Voice

Rachel Sarah, author of Single Mom Seeking, December 7, 2006, Lusty Lady

Village Voice - Interview with Amy Sedaris

Village Voice - Stephanie Klein interview about Straight Up & Dirty: A Memoir

Interview with Wendy Spero, author of Microthrills

Lisa Loeb interview, Penthouse, August 2006 issue

Interview with erotica author/editor Alison Tyler, Variations.com, June 2006

Interview with Ken Tanabe, Founder of Loving Day, Village Voice, June 9, 2006

Interview with Hillary Carlip, author of Queen of the Oddballs, Bookslut.com, June 2006

Interview with Will Leitch, author of Catch, Lusty Lady blog, December 5, 2005

Veronica Vera interview, Variations.com, November 2005

Interview with Jill Soloway, Six Feet Under writer/producer and author of Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants, The Black Table, September 20, 2005

Interview with Sarah Warn of Afterellen.com, Velvetpark magazine, Summer 2005 issue

Interview with Louse Wener, author of Goodnight Steve McQueen, Beatrice.com, May 6, 2005

Cousin Stevie (Family Business) interview, Penthouse, March 2005

Jen Sincero interview, Variations.com, February 2005

Violet Blue interview, Variations.com, January 2005

Interview with Mimi Ferraro of Audio Fiction, Afterellen.com, November 2004

The Reputation (Elizabeth Elmore), Punk Planet 64

Michelle Tea interview, Afterellen.com, May 2004

Charles Gatewood interview, Zink, March 2004

Ivan Coyote interview, Curve, February 2004

Guinevere Turner interview, Velvet Park magazine, Winter 2003/2004 issue

Nisha Ganatra interview, Velvet Park magazine, Winter 2003/2004 issue

The L Word interview, GO NYC, December 2003

Nina Hartley interview, AVN Online, September 2003

Abby Ehmann interview, Mercy Magazine, Fall 2003 issue

Chloe interview, Eros-london.com, February 2003

The Reputation interview, Venuszine.com, November 2002

Interview with Cherry author Charlotte Cooper, Technodyke.com, October 2002

Alison Tyler interview, Erotica Readers & Writers Association, September 2002

Sleater-Kinney (Carrie Brownstein) interview, Lesbianation.com, August 2002

M. Christian interview, Lesbianation.com, July 2002

Barbara Nitke interview, On Our Backs, June/July 2002

That Takes Ovaries! interview, Lesbianation.com, June 2002

Sadie Allison (Tickle Your Fancy author) interview, Cleansheets.com, May 2002

Interview with Ron Suresha (Bears on Bears and Bearotica editor), Gaywired.com, May 2002

Nan Kinney, Dyke Porn Pioneer (interview), Lesbianation.com, April 2002

Charles Anders interview on The Lazy Crossdresser, Cleansheets.com, April 2002

Lily Burana (Strip City author) interview, On Our Backs, February/March 2002

Barbara Victor (Goddess: Inside Madonna author) interview, Lesbianation.com, December 2001

Susie Bright In Bed With Susie Bright interview, Lesbianation.com, December 2001

M. Christian Dirty Words interview, Venus or Vixen?, October 2001

Tristan Taormino Pucker Up interview, Lesbianation.com, September 28, 2001

Magdalene Meretrix interview, Venus or Vixen?, August 2001

Jess Wells interview, Philogyny: Girls Who Kiss and Tell, Pride 2001 issue

Joan Hess interview, Mystery Review, Spring 2001

Raging Teens Amy Griffin interview, ROCKRGRL, March/April 2001

Donna Allegra interview, Curve, March 2001 issue

Mary Lou Lord interview, Hipmama, February 2001

Tristan Taormino buttplug interview, Lesbianation.com, February 2001

Inga Muscio interview, Lesbianation.com, February 2001

Eve Ensler interview reprint, Libida.com, February 2001

Sage Vivant (Custom Erotica Source) interview, Venus or Vixen?, February 2001

Live Nude Girls Unite! interview, On Our Backs, February/March 2001 issue

A Dyke and Her Baggage: Riggin Waugh interview, Lesbianation.com, December 2000

Lourds interview, ROCKRGRL, November/December 2000 issue

Michelle Tea interview and Valencia review, Venus or Vixen?, October 2000

Nisha Ganatra (Chutney Popcorn director) interview, Technodyke.com, September 2000

Interview with Elizabeth Steen, ROCKRGRL, September/October 2000 issue

Interview with Susie Bright, Venus or Vixen?, August 2000

Interview with Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues), On Our Backs, August/September 2000 issue

Shar Rednour/Femme's Guide to the Universe interview, Lesbianation.com, August 2000

Interview with Tristan Taormino, Lesbianation.com

Interview with Leslea Newman, Lesbianation.com

Interview with Mila Drumke, I'm Not Waiting zine, May 1998

Mary Lou Lord interview, Washington Square News, 1998