The White Room: How do you define who it is that you love? (this will likely be the seed for a future novel)
When There’s a Wil, There’s a Way: How to use Wil Wheaton to accept being gay (originally published in XY Magazine #6)
Logging On, Coming Out: A piece I wrote in 1994 about using the Internet to accept being gay. At the time, i pitched 4-5 stories about the “Internet,” and was told they didn’t see it being a big enough thing to justify writing all these stories, so we settled on a first-person viewpoint instead. Within two years, every story I had pitched was a future cover story.
The Tao Of Ho: What you learn dressing up as Santa and running around San Francisco drinking.
Chuck Palahniuk: While it would play better if I said Flaubert or someone was what inspired me to write my novel, ultimately it was Chuck and Fight Club. I got the chance to interview him for a now-defunct book site while he was tour for the paperback edition of Choke. Probably the most time I ever spent crafting an interview. Also, the turning point at which I started inserting myself into everything I write, even if it’s journalism.
Marilyn Manson: This is the transcript of my interview with him, during a tour for his first album. I’ll dig the article up someday, but given how edited it had to be for a daily newspaper, there’s more good stuff in the transcript.
Tori Amos: She’s as batty as she is talented, which makes for a slightly trying time to get her pinned down for a print interview.
Who’s Fault is Bruce?”: This is the pinnacle of my writing days at the daily newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, after a serial rapist without legal representation gave me all his records from confidential social service agencies in town.