Robert Lanham’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, The Washington Post, Playboy and McSweeney’s, among others. He's the author of the beach towel classic, The Emerald Beach Trilogy, which includes the acclaimed works PreCoitus, Coitus, and Afterglow. More recent books include The Hipster Handbook, Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and other Creatures Unique the Republic, and The Sinner’s Guide to the Evangelical Right. He's currently the employee of the month at Foot Locker and is the founding editor of FREE Williamsburg.

Recent Posts


A very deck Veep

“Deck” got used on one of my favorite shows last night. My goofy contribution to pop culture has now been in The Sopranos and Veep. Very deck. Vulture deemed it the “compliment of the episode:” Dan to Catherine: “You’re hip! You’re deck! Deck’s a thing, right?”


Happy April Fish Day

As the youngest of three siblings, the arrival of April Fools’ day was never exactly a reason to celebrate. As a kid, I recall awakening — breathless, disoriented, in a cold sweat — to the sight of my sister bleeding-out on my bedroom floor, a butcher knife jutting out from her armpit. (Yes, that happened.) […]


My favorite GWAR moment – the Joan Rivers appearance – RIP Oderus Urungus

Well this really sucks. Having grown up in Richmond, I’ll always have a fondness in my heart for GWAR.  John Campbell of Lamb of God sums it up nicely: “a new statue on Monument Avenue is in order.”  I briefly lived above Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) in college and despite their reputation, he was a […]