Posts by: Alina Simone

Hollywood, Writer: The Rumpus Interview with Brian McGreevy

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Brian McGreevy has had the kind of dizzying career assent you usually only see, well, in the movies. At 28, he’s already been a working screenwriter for years and had two scripts* on Hollywood’s coveted Black List. This month his first novel, Hemlock Grove, was published by FSG and it’s already on it’s way to becoming an original series for Netflix

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Chats With Random Men #8: Kleber, Part III

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For our final installment of Chats with Random Men, Alina has her third random chat with Klebe, who tells her about his random chat with Robin Williams…

7:05pm Kleber
guess who came to restaurant today?

7:05pm Alina
Scarlett Johanssen? Obama? Jesus?

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Chats with Random Men #4: James

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Note: These are actual chats conducted on Facebook with men who instant message the musician Alina Simone.

If you too keep getting scammed for money by Russian women, you won’t want to miss this week’s random chat with James…

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The Last Book I Loved: Alina Simone, Unlovable

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imagedb-12Unlovable (Fantagraphics Books) is a graphic novel by Esther Pearl Watson that is based on a diary the author found in a gas station bathroom in the 1980’s belonging to one “Tammy Pierce.” True to the title, Tammy really is unlovable — a terrible student, a social climber, devoid of empathy, clinging to hollow friendships and the first to heap abuse on any other wretched asswipe that comes her way.

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