Throwback Thursday 47: Mistress Of Melody

The 47th Throwback Thursday interview was a joy: January 2013 dinner in London with Lorraine Bowen, also known as the Crumble Lady from Britain’s Got Talent. I met Lorraine two years before she was on the show, and at our meal she told me about her long, quirky musical career…

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Seeking Strangers For Dinner In Atlanta

Do you live in Atlanta? Want to be interviewed for Dining With Strangers? Get in touch! I’ll be in the city from Friday February 14 through Monday February 17 for a holiday. I’ve already lined up meals with a couple of strangers but I currently still have time for another…

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Throwback Thursday 46: La Gitana

The 46th Throwback Thursday is breakfast with Katelan Foisy, a visual artist known as La Gitana: Mistress of Magic. We met in October 2012 at the since-shuttered Cosmopolitan Cafe in New York to talk about her creative work. She told me about her move to the Big Apple and how…

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Rozanne Travels To Africa To Kiss A Giraffe

Public relations specialist Rozanne Weissman, the 42nd dinner interviewee back in February 2012, has just released her first children’s book. “Rozanne Travels To Africa To Kiss A Giraffe” tells the story of her travel to Borneo and several other African countries, featuring large color photographs of animals and the scenery…

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Another Year Of Dining With Strangers

So 2020 is officially here and I’m mostly glad to see the back of 2019. But there were some highlights last year, including all of the strangers I met for breakfast, lunch or dinner. From an adult movie performer to two Hollywood actresses, and from several Washington, DC, restaurant owners…

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Alex English At The Good Good Comedy Theatre

If you live in Philadelphia and want to see some stellar standup comedy next month, check out comedian Alex English’s show at the Good Good Comedy Theatre on Saturday January 18 starting at 10pm. I met Alex in October 2018 for the 113th interview with a stranger, and over breakfast…

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Throwback Thursday 45: Working Hard For The Money

The 45th Throwback Thursday feature contains some rather adult language, because’s it my interview with gay porn performer Antonio Biaggi. I wrote this July 2012 article as a counterpoint to my July 2010 meal with gay for pay porn performer Malachi Marx (the 22nd stranger). While Malachi (not his real…

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Throwback Thursday 44: Talking With A Tutor

The 44th stranger I interviewed over dinner, back in May 2012, was with someone who really didn’t want to meet me. Kay Cameron was a part-time volunteer with the Washington Literacy Center, which teaches literacy skills to adults in the District of Columbia who read below a fifth grade level….

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