I get paid to have opinions.
BackstoryWhen I was 9, my class went on a trip to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. I spent the bus ride back composing a review of the joint. Call it destiny.
Since then I've been a restaurant critic, a film critic, a book critic. I've reviewed sex toys and viral videos, buildings and Veggie Booty. In my current incarnation as a senior writer for Salon.com, I've commented on the serial comma, cancer, feminism, and "Meatballs." And that's just in the past week.
Everyone has opinions, which means I get them too. And the #1 criticism I hear is, "What makes you think we should care about yours?" All I know is, some people are great at doing things. My talent's always been for looking at things, and telling you what I see.