Throwback Thursday 34: Florida’s Funambulist

Side note before today’s throwback: Apologies for not uploading a dinner interview since my June lunch in New York with adult model DeAngelo Jackson, but I *finally* sat down with a stranger for the 123rd interview last week and the 124th will be happening next week. They’ll be online later…

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Jane Lynch Wins An Emmy, Creates A Netflix Show

Jane Lynch, featured on this site as the 117th stranger along with her occasional performing partner Kate Flannery, is working on a new Netflix comedy show that’s said to be a modern day take on “The Golden Girls.” According to Variety, Jane is working on the show alongside singer Cyndi Lauper…

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Enter The Mirage Factory

New York Times-bestselling author Gary Krist (the 70th stranger featured on this site) most recently wrote “The Mirage Factory,” a marvelous non-fiction book tracking three notable figures during Los Angeles’ boom period from 1900 to 1930. The LA Times last week had praise for Gary’s work as part of a broader…

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Throwback Thursday 32: Viva Las Vegans

Here’s the 32nd Throwback Thursday article; my June 2011 dinner with DC resident Katelyn Sornik, who told me about her blog that covered life as a vegan. On the blog, New Kid On The Vegan Block, she posted recipes, restaurant reviews and other articles about her life as a vegan….

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Celebrate Dino’s Grotto At Two Closing Parties

There are just two weeks left to enjoy the great food and drink at Dino’s Grotto, the DC restaurant whose owner Dean Gold I profiled for Dining With Strangers in May 2018. Dean — whose life before becoming a restaurateur included selling wine, studying economics, selling dope to jazz musicians,…

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Seeking Strangers In DC (And Elsewhere)

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a stranger out to dinner, but I’m in the process of organizing some interviews in the coming weeks. As part of that effort, I’d love to hear from people in Washington, DC, with an interesting story to tell. If you live in, or…

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Throwback Thursday 28: A Voice For Radio

The 28th Throwback Thursday is my evening meal with BBC radio presenter and writer Zeb Soanes back in January 2011. We met for dinner at the wonderful Andrew Edmunds in London while I was back in my home country, and he told me about his career in radio. Zeb is…

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