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Cannibal Cop

Exclusive Interview with Cannibal Cop About His ‘Raw Deal’

After Cannibal Cop Gil Valle served 21 months in prison, the judge, Paul Gardephe, shocked everyone by overturning the verdict. Now Valle has written a memoir, Raw Deal: The Untold Story of NYPD’s “Cannibal Cop.

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Sweet Reads presents Leigh Stein, Court Stroud, Dorri Olds and Andy Marino

On February 23 at 6:30 pm “Sweet Reads” at Joyce Bakeshop (646 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn) will feature the amazing Leigh Stein, author of three books and co-founder of Out of the Binders, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the careers of women and gender non-conforming writers, Dorri Olds, and Court Stroud, and musician Andy Marino.

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Cat Marnell

Cat Marnell Gives the Addiction Memoir a Makeover

‘How to Murder Your Life’ by Cat Marnell is what every addict memoir should be: adventure-packed, shocking, darkly humorous, and gut-wrenching—the only thing missing is sobriety. You’re likely to read it in one fast sitting. It’s a fascinating, yet disturbing, tale about Adderall addiction.

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TFF Kicks

Getting our ‘Kicks’ at TFF with Justin Tipping and newcomer Jahking Guillory

Dorri Olds attended Tribeca Film Festival’s red carpet for “Kicks” on April 14, 2016. In attendance were cast members Jahking Guillory, Mahershala Ali, Kofi Siriboe, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer and Michael Smith. Director and co-writer Justin Tipping was brave enough to be vulnerable.

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Elvis and Nixon

Elvis Presley Bestie Jerry Schilling

Dorri Olds met with Elvis Presley close friend Jerry Schilling. An exclusive interview. Topics include Tribeca Film Festival 5-star film Elvis and Nixon. Hilarious send-up re: peculiar piece of 1970 Americana. Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon)
Presley showed up unannounced at White House to ask Nixon to Elvis a federal agent.

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Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston on the Red Carpet

I chatted with Tom Hiddleston on the red carpet for his at Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) premiere of “The Night Manager.” The much anticipated six-part TV miniseries aired on AMC on April 19. It is based on the book by John le Carré (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”).

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Celebrity Catwalk’s ‘Paws in the City’

Celebrity Catwalk’s Paws in the City showed off pups in their dog fashions. Merry & Bright Yappy Hour kicked off the weekend, followed by Santa Paws & Pups on Saturday, and Sunday’s Bah Humbug Brunch. Crafty canine fashion designers included Dapper Dogues & Glitzy Paws, Roxie by the Baie, and Off the Cuff Stuff for Pets.

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Helen Mirren Talks About Kissing Stephen Colbert and Playing a Powerful ‘Eye in the Sky’

Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul. Photo ©Dorri Olds On Wed., March 9, at the Waldorf Astoria, Dorri Olds sat down with Academy Award-winner Dame Helen Mirren. She stars in “Eye in the Sky,” a suspenseful thriller about techno warfare waged through computer screens, and drones disguised as beetles and birds. Helen Mirren plays Colonel Catherine … Read more

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Three Addicts Talk About Kicking Opiates in Jail With and Without Suboxone

Written for The Fix Nobody strives to become a heroin addict. Even misguided souls with a romanticized notion of H never intended to go through the nightmare of withdrawal on a jail cell floor. But that’s what happens to many users caught in the whirlwind of our nation’s opiate crisis. Science is teaching us that addicts … Read more

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Defriending My Rapist: personal essay in THE NEW YORK TIMES!

I clicked “Add Friend.” He accepted within minutes. Stunned, I wondered if he had forgotten raping me. Defriending my rapist on Facebook.

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