Author Archives : John

Geek Love

Geek Love Lit Party at PowerHouse Arena, April 1st

They say the only true love is Geek Love. Well, they don’t, but they might after this party. Armchair/Shotgun is jazzed to co-chair this scintillating Lit Crawl event. We invite you to join us, as well as the discriminating bon vivants on the list below, at PowerHouse Arena on April 1st. The $15 admission includes […]

A Very A/S Holiday

The Holidays are upon us, and what better way to spread some cheer than with an Armchair/Shotgun T-Shirt or Tote Bag? These totes and tees make great gifts. Your loved ones will open the package and pause a moment before a genuine smile spreads across their features. “Oh!” they’ll say. “Hey! This is awesome. Thank you [insert […]


Better Know a Cocktail: The Teenage Riot features rye, Cynar, dry vermouth, sherry, and bitters.

Author Drink Review: Rob Dubbin 2

Flatiron Lounge is a low-lit, swanky cocktail bar in a midtown neighborhood— we can’t remember which one at the moment— catering to young professionals and the bridge & tunnel crowd. We probably could have found a more appropriate place to treat Colbert Report writer Rob Dubbin, but he didn’t seem to mind. We discussed rye, […]

Author Drink Review: Maura Kelly

For Valentine’s Day, Armchair/Shotgun sat down with Maura Kelly, co-author of Much Ado About Loving, which USA Today called, “A treat for any book lover, happily mated or cheerfully single.” (As all-of-the-above, we cheerfully agree). Maura has also been a staff writer for Glamour, and her reportage has appeared in the The New York Times, The […]