At the pump

Camilo Jose Vergara photographs long-lost gas stations and pumps. Is a look at the past a look at the future?

NY Times: Out of Gas


Florent to exit Chelsea's meatpacking district

Decades after starting the meat-less/trendy trend in New York's Meatpacking district, restaurant/hangout Florent is closing its doors.

NY Times: Genre-Bending Hangout Takes Its Final Bows


LOST reaches finals of Literary Death Match!

Many thanks to Bob Powers for representing LOST so well at Opium Magazine's sixth LITERARY DEATH MATCH on May 29. Bob took LOST to the finals, wore a hockey jersey, and was praised by the judges for looking like "Dan Akroyd's goofy half-son nephew." Bob read from his new book, YOU ARE A MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR A HERO (see post below).

The New Yorker blog also covered the sweaty event.


Buy Bob's Book

LOST contributor Bob Powers's new book YOU ARE A MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR A HERO is out, and it's a good one to get lost in: an adult "choose your own ending" book that takes readers hilariously through hell and back, with the first choice an option to save or not save the girl "you" met for a first date last night (she's been kidnapped).