The word of the day: originaliness

April 21st, 2008 → 5:12 pm @

Headline on GQ’s May 2008 profile of Robert Downey Jr:

The Man in the Irony Mask

Headline on my profile of Stephen Colbert, which ran in the October 2007 issue of Vanity Fair:

The Man in the Irony Mask

(The GQ story, incidentally, is by Matthew Klam, one of my favorite writers and the author of Sam the Cat, a truly phenomenal collection of short stories. Thankfully, writers have nothing to do with headlines, so I can still rip on GQ for their lame-ass mimicry. Also: the head worked better on the Colbert piece. Suckers.)

Post Categories: GQ & Stephen Colbert & Vanity Fair

FTM meets Colbert Nation: The Man in the Irony Mask

September 25th, 2007 → 9:19 pm @

My feature on Stephen Colbert that’s in this month’s Vanity Fair has been posted online. It’s worth checking out. At least according to this unbiased source.

Post Categories: Stephen Colbert & Vanity Fair

Media, baseball, and now…Stephen Colbert

September 6th, 2007 → 9:29 am @

Granted, the teaser for my article on Stephen Colbert in the upper right-hand corner of this month’s Vanity Fair isn’t the most arresting thing on the magazine’s October cover, but let’s be honest: it’s nearly impossible to compete with a good picture of Nicole Kidman, never mind one in which she’s wearing a sailor’s cap and showing off her bra.

That doesn’t mean my story, “The Man in the Irony Mask,” (unfortunately not available online) isn’t the best read contained therein, especially if you’re a fan of Colbert, or politics, or the media, or life in general. The piece has some great pictures of its own, and the 6000-word story is about the actual Stephen Colbert, not the on-screen blowhard. It was a fun assignment: it’s not everyday I get to spend a couple of days with someone as interesting as Colbert, nor is it everyday I get to travel to Charleston, SC for a minor league baseball game and call it work. So check it out when you get a chance. It’s well worth it.

Post Categories: Nicole Kidman & Oblique References to the Reign of Louis XIV & Stephen Colbert & Vanity Fair