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Cultural Anthropology & the American Dive Bar

I’ve always had a fascination with dive bars. They’re cozy, tucked away establishments. A totem of neighborhood culture, where the staff appreciate you for tipping well and the walls are festooned with artifacts revering heroes – alive and departed. A … Continue reading

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs: “You Might Have to Cook for 20 Guys Someday.”

One of my favorite scenes in The Godfather involved Peter Clemenza (played by the late Richard S. Castellano), Capo to Don Vito Corleone, preparing his meatball sauce for a bunch of mob guys in the kitchen. Clemenza gives a brief … Continue reading

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Blue Apron Confidential!

“You gotta eat everything in the box, or it’ll go to waste,” My friend said over the phone. Whenever she travels for work, she offers me the chance to housesit. This gets me outta Virginia and provides an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Dutch Stories: The Real-Life Wolf of “Pulp Fiction”

So this is the second part of my recorded tales with my great friend “Dutch.” He, his fiancée “Kate,” and his high school friend “Josie” shared this tale about a friend of theirs, [Named Deleted]. This next story is true. … Continue reading

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Epic 4th of July in Washington D.C.: Dim Sum, Firecrackers, and Malt Liquor

An Indian, a Honduran, a white guy, and a black guy walk into a Chinese restaurant on the 4th of July. Nope, this isn’t a joke, but the beginning of an American Independence Day celebration that says much about what … Continue reading

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Whose Job Is It to Reveal When a Woman is Unavailable?

This is my third article with Playboy, based on several incidents that occurred last year, where I would meet and have great conversations with women, only to find out they had a husband or boyfriend, more than 30 minutes later. … Continue reading

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Open-Mic Storytelling: First Day of School Fights to Thanksgiving in West Africa

About once a year, I participate in open-mic storytelling with a nonprofit called Story District, which was previously known as SpeakEasy DC. I’ve told about seven open-mic stories with them, and I thought it would be nice to post a few … Continue reading

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