Author Archives: Greg Olear

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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The Reading of Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden reading “New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11″ is like Lee Harvey Oswald curling up with “Crossfire.” Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Endings We Don’t Want to See

Will Matthew Weiner stick the ending? Or stick it where the sun don’t shine? Continue reading




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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Sally Draper

Sally Draper is the future. Continue reading




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A Study of Reading Habits in the Age of Aquarius, or, The Novel as Time Machine

An argument for the utility of the novel. Continue reading




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An Incomplete List of Things on #SCANDAL that are Too Impossible to Believe (and Why I’ll Watch it Anyway)

SCANDAL returns! Greg Olear on white hats, Vermont jam, B-613, and all the rest of the nonsense. Continue reading




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Song Beneath the Song: “Darling Nikki” by Prince

Greg Olear has the dirt on Nikki. Continue reading




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The 50 Greatest Writer Names of All Time

Novelists, poets, playwrights, humorists, memoirists, and more. Ms. Nin and 49 of her well-named friends. Continue reading




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Newsfail: An Interview with Citizen Radio’s Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein

The founders of Citizen Radio chat with Greg Olear about their new book, #NEWSFAIL. Continue reading




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20 Thoughts on Pulp Fiction on the Occasion of that Film’s 20th Anniversary

It’s the one that says Bad Motherfucker. Continue reading




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