Ted Scheinman

Ted Scheinman is a culture reporter based in Chapel Hill. He has written for the Oxford American Quarterly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Pacific Standard, Slate, and various other screen- or print-based concerns. His first book of nonfiction will appear via Faber in late 2014. He once gave Sam Shepard his autograph, and Tilda Swinton once served him coffee. (We're really not kidding — click here!) Follow him on Twitter: @Ted_Scheinman.
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Astro Guide: June 2-6

Gemini (May 22 – June 21) Your new apartment is troublingly compact—not enough room to swing a cat in! That’s a problem, Gemmy; the Hoboken Cat-Swinging semifinals are Thursday and you are way behind on your…

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Astro Guide: May 26-30

Gemini (22 May – 21 June) Spring has sprung, the rose doth bloom more ruddy ‘neath the dew, and local fauns will decide you might be “one of the good ones” after all—even given That Thing…

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Astro Guide: April 28-May 2

 Taurus (April 21 – May 21) Congrats! This week you publish your first novel. Critics largely concur that it is “lifeless,” though some call it merely “vegetative” and still others claim it responds to rudimentary electrical…

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Astro Guide: November 11-15

Scorpio (24 October – 22 November) After months of temptation, you succumb to the Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name. You also discover that its name is “Hubert,” which helps explain his reticence on this…

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Astro Guide: October 21 – 25

Libra (24 September – 23 October) This week, avoid Venetian blinds. That is to say: avoid blind men from Venice. They mean only mischief.   Scorpio (24 October – 22 November) The partial alignment of Mercury…

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Astro Guide: October 14 – 18

Libra (24 September – 23 October) Your NEA grant proposal to fund “exploration of certain Jungian trends in the SnapChat community” will not be rejected until the government reopens (i.e. sometime during the next transit of…

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The Other Marx Brother

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.“ — Groucho Marx “Wait, what, is it my nose?” — Trip Marx Sibling rivalries define us. They shape us, socialize us, and…

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Astro Guide: September 9 – 13

Virgo (23 August – 23 September) Yet again, you will begin David Copperfield. This time you get as far as Peggotty’s betrothal to Barkis—a personal record you will never surpass. Celestial influencers: The dog-star is on…