Happy Birthday

cityfile · 07/13/09 06:33AM

Harrison Ford turns 67 today. Stephen Glover, who you probably know by the name "Steve-O," is turning 35. Actor Robert Forster is 68. Patrick Stewart is turning 69. Writer/director Cameron Crowe is 52. DailyCandy founder Dany Levy is turning 37. Hedge fund manager Dinakar Singh is 40. Writer Dale Peck turns 42. Cheech & Chong's Cheech Marin is turning 63. And retired basketball player Spud Webb turns 46 today.

Rick Moody is Over Himself, OK?

Sheila · 05/16/08 10:44AM

The Ice Storm author and Dale Peck nemesis says, "After 9/11, I really wanted to deal with the culture as a whole instead of just navel-gazing." Moody calls his 1992 book Garden State (no relation to the Natalie Portman/Zach Braff film) "a truly dreadful book but it's emotionally accessible and vulnerable and I admire that." Re: drinking? He's recovered now: "There wasn't some halcyon period where I could have one or two drinks and be witty at a party. I'd have six or eight more and try to f—- other people's girlfriends." [Sydney Morning Herald]

Dale Peck

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:33PM

Novelist Peck was America's harshest book critic before he retired from disemboweling his peers' literary efforts. He's now focused on writing books, most lucratively a forthcoming alternative history trilogy on which he's collaborating with Heroes creator Tim Kreig.