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At the moment edroso.com is basically a storage unit.
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          I wrote for the late, lamented Village Voice for ten years. Features below; everything else at my author archive.


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     The Sherman Oaks Review of Books

November 26, 2016, "Welcome to Your Totally Lame New Home: A Prospectus for The Dirtbag in Hiptopia."

June 13, 2016: "In Search of Lost Employment."

May 26, 2016: "To the Editor, 5-24-16."

May 5, 2016: "Putting the Ops in 'Popservations.'"

,March 20, 2016: "The Roadshow Not Taken."


February 17, 2016: "Saint Scalia? Sure, Why Not."

July 12, 2014: "The Greatness of Tommy Ramone."

April 14, 2014: "A Lesson from Stupid Internet Quizzes: Buzzfood for Thought."

January 22, 2013: "Listening to Obama."


May 7, 2015: "Too Many Black People in One Place."

May 2012: "On Michael Webster's New York."

     Raw Story

CPAC 2014 coverage, March 6-8, 2014: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.


November 7, 2012: "Why Does the GOP Keep Generating Extremists?"

October 26, 2012: "The Cultists Lose Their Minds After Barack Obama Says Ayn Rand is for Teenagers."

February 11, 2011: "10 Historical 'Facts' Only a Right-Winger Could Believe."

August 20, 2010: "10 Shameless Right-Wing Tributes to Ayn Rand That Should Make Any Sane Person Blush."

Village Voice, July 2012: "Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012.

     Drunk & Unemployed

May 10, 2011: "Committing to Drink."


February 13, 2011: "The 25 'Best' Quotes of CPAC 2011."

     Village Voice (features and review)

April 6, 2011: "If Cartoons Are So Big, Why Don't They Pay?"

April 13, 2010: Review of Absence of the Hero by Charles Bukowski.

January 26, 2010: Review of Just Kids by Patti Smith.

January 26, 2010: "I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best."

December 8, 2009: Review of I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir by Mickey Leigh.

October 13, 2009: Review of Moon River and Me by Andy Williams.

August 18, 2009: "Inside the Heads of Obama's Health Care Town-Hall Rowdies."

July 8, 2009: Review of Lydia Lunch's Will Work for Drugs and Reverend Jen's Live Nude Elf.

April 8, 2009: Review of Unplugging Philco by Jim Knipfel.

March 10, 2009: Review of The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex & Sin in New York City by Kat Long.

January 28, 2009: Review of Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life by Adam Gopnik.

October 22, 2008: "Joel Klein's Report Card."

August 20, 2008: "The Harrowing Adventures of President Obama."

April 15, 2008: "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere."


October 29, 2008: "Obamamercial! Reactions to Obama's big spend from the right and the left" (symposium).

     Minneapolis City Pages

May 28, 2008: "James Lileks's Ode to Summer."

     The American Prospect

August 8, 2007: "Dispatches From the Konservetkult" (with Brad Reed).


My novel Morgue for Whores is available via Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, and elsewhere.
Review by Britain's leading literary critic, Harry Hutton:

"I just read Morgue for Whores, Roy Edroso's first novel. I don't know if you can imagine a plot by Martin Amis, with dialogue by Guy Ritchie, about a crime-fighting dog. Well, it's nothing like that, mercifully. In many ways, it's the opposite of that... Three thumbs up. Recommended."


The ALICUBI ARCHIVE--months of fine, aged bloggage!--is here.

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