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Of all the pro athletes I’ve profiled in my career, now four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler–a two-time runner up when I profi8led him–was the most extreme I’ve ever met. Read on and find out why or download the pdf here: … Continue reading
This profile appeared in Real Fighter MMA mag pre the Brock Lesnar (brief, yet powerful) death clutch on the UFC Heavyweight belt back when Frank Mir was the man, wore the belt, and appeared unstoppable. For a minute. Because that’s … Continue reading
Andrew Vontz: When you see Cookie Monster on Sesame Street does it tick you off?
Jack LaLanne: “I feel sorry for the poor kids. They’re so put upon.” Continue reading
This story first appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine ‘Fixations’ section in November, 2003. I had an awesome, progressive editor at the time, Christina Dalton, who gave me the latitude to dial Angelenos into some of the coolest, most … Continue reading
Sometimes as a journalist you get to meet your heroes. That doesn’t make your job easy, at all. You have to dissociate from any personal feelings you have about the subject, be a sharp reporter, capture the details you need, … Continue reading
FHM March 2004 Sadly, I was on assignment in San Francisco reporting another gig when I was slotted to do my Jenna Jameson interview, so I missed out on meeting her in person and sitting in on the photo shoot. … Continue reading
First Look: Be Cool This was another brief story I wrote for Premiere magazine (RIP, like so many mags circa the early ’00s). I spent an afternoon on the set of Be Cool, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s followup to … Continue reading
This was the first piece I ever wrote for Rolling Stone magazine when lad mags ruled the racks and Tony Romando, an editor who made a huge difference in my journalism career, gave me the opportunity to do this piece. … Continue reading
I greatly enjoyed writing this piece and it represents a bygone area of journalism when the web allowed the opportunity to stretch and flex rather than cater to 144-word attention spans. I heavily researched this piece and one of the … Continue reading
Two Star Wars fans in Seattle have been living in a 10-foot-by-20-foot tent in the parking lot of a Seattle theater since Jan. 1, waiting for the May 16 opening of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.