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Greg Olear

About Greg Olear

Greg Olear (@gregolear) is a founding editor of The Weeklings and the author of the novels Totally Killer and Fathermucker, an L.A. Times bestseller.
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My Threeway with Matthew Norman and Jessica Anya Blau

In which I make it with two of my favorite writers. And by “it,” I mean “conversation.” Continue reading




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With The Ringer and “Any Given Wednesday,” Bill Simmons Jumps the Shark

Two media launches, two failures. It’s like Mookie Wilson hit not one but TWO ground balls to first base, and Bill Buckner botched them both.




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Sideshow Donald: Trump’s Campaign is Right Out of “The Simpsons”

Let’s hope Hillary is a better candidate than Joe Quimby.




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Bern Notice: Dear Sanders Supporters, Please Stop Repeating These Anti-Hillary GOP Talking Points

The Sanders dream is over. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee that Hillary has been brewing since the 3AM wake-up call.




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Not One with a Defect: The 50 Greatest Song Lyrics of Elvis Costello

Greg Olear watches detectives, among other things.




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Don’t Believe Me, Just Watch: The 30 Greatest Pop Songs of 2015 (and 20 of the Worst)

These hits, that ice cold Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold.




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Rotten to the (Common) Core: An Interview with Bianca Tanis

Everything you wanted to know about Common Core testing standards but you didn’t have time to ask because you’re teaching to the test.




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43 Things I’d Talk About If You Took Me Out Today For My 43rd Birthday

Today is my birthday. Here are some random thoughts, most of them not birthday related, which you should read because hey, it’s my birthday. Also: there are jokes.




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The Case for Hillary

Barack and Bernie, Biden and Benghazi, Warren and Whitewater…meh. Why every progressive American should be backing Hillary Rodham Clinton.




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