December 2009 Tacoma, WA Not that late at night The story that follows is timeless, notwithstanding idiocy at the time. It all went down during “Dead Week”,…… Read more “The Great if Arguably Inauspicious Chocolate Santa Heist”
One of my closest friends is black. If you're worried that I plan to cite that as a preface to closet racism, breathe out -- it's just… Read more "Charlottesville"
My name is André Mikhail, and I am a college dropout. Off putting, isn't it? Don't feel bad, as I'm susceptible to the prejudice, too. So much… Read more "Alma Mater"
For Part Two, click here Sunday The Night Train pulls into the station (a side street perpendicular to mine) not too long before a pale sun rises over Cambridge,… Read more "Riding a Night Train [Part III]: Outro by the Cambridge Canaries"
For Part I, click here Saturday You join me very early in the morning at the "world famous" Tastee Diner in Bethesda, where I'm having a greasy… Read more "Riding a Night Train [Part II]: New York Minute"
Thursday Hello, and welcome to the inaugural Handsomebeast tour, brought to you by an abundance of skill, toil and tenacity from a group of musicians I'll come right out and… Read more "Riding a Night Train [Part I]: Long Road to The Barking Dog"
See what I did there? One of the lead editors at Stain'd Magazine saw fit to contact me, some weeks ago, and suggest that I contribute an… Read more "Lost in Manslation"
07:20 EST Harvard Square Station Cambridge, MA You join me on a familiar subway platform in the town I grew up in. It is familiar because I've… Read more "All Aboard"
Date: 26 January 2017 Status: Figuring that out Topic: Well, here we are again Years later, you rejoin me and this series from a smoky balcony, which is starting… Read more "Nicotine Diaries [Entry No. 4]"
On any given day, there occurs a great deal of cultural stereotyping that we as 21st century Americans are prone to engaging in, whether conscious of it or not.… Read more "Evangelizing Terror and the Modern Crusades"
The first thing you should know about Handsomebeast's upcoming album (aptly titled "The Badass Future") is that it was not easy to make. In point of fact,… Read more "Meet the new Beast (still Handsome)"
Boston, MA 9 November 2016 D-Day +1 Right, so it happened. Let us begin by acknowledging that, or at least trying to, because this all remains very… Read more "What’s Next?"
8 October 2016 It is a delightful and rainy Saturday afternoon. I am holed up with a relatively benign hangover in someone else’s really rather nice Greenpoint…… Read more “Finding Trouble in New York”
It is 9 AM on a Wednesday, and relax, all I’m drinking is coffee. Two months ago, I began this series in an effort to confront my relationship with…… Read more “Alcohol Diaries [Entry No. 2]”