Bill Barol


Santa Monica, CA

Bill Barol

I've written for The New
Yorker, The New York
Times, Boing Boing,
Fast Company, Forbes,
Time, Newsweek,
and many others.


What My Mother Can Do With Her Mind

“I can’t find anything! It’s all been moved!” Like she wasn’t the one who moved it, with her mind.
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Think Like A Writer!

I didn’t always think like a writer. I used to think like a person.
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Annals Of The Theatre: Being Man #3

Just like that, Man #3 became a living, breathing human with hopes and dreams and a trombone.
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Goodbye To My New York

How can I say goodbye to New Tork, the city that’s been my home for — Hang on.
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Vladimir Putin and Steven Seagal Meet The Press

I’m winded. That really took it outta me. Christ, I need a blow.
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Hello. I’m Fred Thompson for Bitcoin.

Bitcoin -- it’s like money, only harder to understand. Call today.
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de Blasio Unbound

We’ve been feeling frisky here at HQ, because the poll numbers show you leading by 50 points.
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Your Ship’s News

The daily interfaith service is cancelled yet again.
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Apple Tax Mitigation PR Strategies, Summer 2013

When Congress comes sniffing around, accuse it of anti-Hibernian bias.
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Your Custom Visualizations For Today

Are you sitting comfortably? Begin in the usual way, with a few nice deep breaths.
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Regrets? I’ve had a few.

Every time I have ever done a Christopher Walken impression, except that one time I nailed it.
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This Week In Craft Spirits

Greetings from The Musky Stave, your online source for the finest in American spirits!
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Bill Barol

Bill Barol is the author of THANKS FOR KILLING ME (Minty Goodness Press, 2011) and MR. IRRESPONSIBLE'S BAD ADVICE (Volt Press, 2005). He’s a former Senior Writer at Newsweek, where he authored cover stories on David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Wyeth, and The End of the Eighties, as well as dozens of inside stories on pop culture, entertainment and the arts. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, Slate, The Boston Globe, Fast Company, Fortune Small Business, Washington Journalism Review, American Journalism Review, American Heritage and TV Guide, at Boing Boing, Huffington Post and, and on PBS. He's also been a writer/producer on television comedies including "Anything But Love," "Cafe Americain" and "Townies." He lives in Santa Monica, CA.