Welcome to the home of Noah Brier. I'm the co-founder of Variance and general internet tinkerer. Most of my writing these days is happening over at Why is this interesting?, a daily email full of interesting stuff. This site has been around since 2004. Feel free to get in touch. Good places to get started are my Framework of the Day posts or my favorite books and podcasts. Get in touch.

You can subscribe to this site via RSS (the humanity!) or .

Shore Points


I’m not so big on plugging stuff, but Jeff Hughes, the author of this play owes me money, and as much as I like getting paid back in beer and bar t-shirts, maybe this play will help him pay it back in real paper dollars (which it won’t).

Anyway, the play is premiering this weekend (it actually starts on Thursday) and it’s running off-broadway. I’ve been to the reading’s and the play is actually very good. As described on ShorePoints.org:

Set primarily in a single Jersey Shore beach town, Shore Points tells the story of how six people’s lives are affected by a single event. Each character struggles to stay along their path as life just keeps getting in the way. They drink too much, they talk too little and the air isn’t all that clean to begin with.

So go ahead and buy some tickets and get yourself some real Jersey culture (in New York City, of course).

August 10, 2005