‘Blade II’ and Fried Rice

When the writer and performer Janice Erlbaum volunteered to work Christmas Eve at a shelter for homeless teens, the girls confronted her with a hard question: “Why are you here?”

By Vox Tablet|December 20, 2010 7:00 AM


Writer and performer Janice Erlbaum [1] had agreed to work the Christmas Eve shift at the homeless shelter for teens where she was a volunteer. She’d figured she’d celebrate with the girls the way she would at home: with a few video rentals and some takeout Chinese. This plan was met with pleasure on the part of some, but suspicion on the part of others, who wanted answers to a few tough questions before placing their order. Here’s her story, from our archive. (You can listen to another one of our favorite Janice stories here [2].) [Running time: 6:53.] 

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