The Believer


If you’ve been reading any of my blog posts, you know The Believer, McSweeney’s and Wholpin are some of my favorite publications. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled to pieces when I was asked to write the Sedaratives column. Its a fake advice column as you’ll soon be able to determine. Just some … [Read more…]

Sad Beer


Holiday Catalogue Shopping by Laraine Newman Tis the season of Catalogues and I was flipping through the Bed Bath and Beyond Catalogue and besides realizing that its absorbed Sharper Image, I noticed that the Catalogue itself was pretty fuckin’ funny. I’ve always assumed BB&B to be at least a step above Fly Mall and one … [Read more…]

One for the table…


I want my KX-T (GA650B) !! by Laraine Newman When was it ok to just blithely accept that products are now engineered for obsolescence? Case in point: our stinkin’ Panasonic cordless phones!!! We were perfectly happy with our KX-TGA650B Panasonic cordless phone when one day we found one of the handsets sprawled on the living … [Read more…]

Chicken Fried Cheer


Chicken Fried Cheer by Laraine Newman (photos by Lisa Dinsmore) The first weekend in January, I went with my daughter Hannah to a National High School Cheerleading Championship in Dallas, Texas. In the cheer world, just the mention of Texas would be accompanied by the crash of cymbals or a chorus of angel’s voices. The … [Read more…]

Dear Diary

Laraine Newman HOME

Dear Diary, I got a website. I had to. My friends kept telling me that’s how people market themselves now. What the fuck? What does that word market even mean? But they said “it’s a way to promote what you’re doing now.” “You mean I could just organize my current and upcoming film, television, animation, … [Read more…]



I spend a lot of time these days playing in a sound booth and making talk for odd-ball characters. Feel free to check out my animation page where you can see my demo, find some of the characters I have played and get linked up with IMDb to track what I have coming down the … [Read more…]

Coachella 2016


For a sneak peak at Coachella 2016 and my picks for the best artists you will find there, be sure to check out my Coachella 2016 page…and hey, if you’re REAL interested, you could always read my thoughts on Coachella 2015 while you’re at it.   L