These stories made my mother’s eyes water

good reads, Media, pop culture, true crime

So, I wrote the following stories. I emailed them to my mother. I received a reply from said mother that said stories “made [her] eyes water.”

From fatigue.

Please be advised: These are not short reads.

Both concern the summer of 1969. Both were written for iDaily. And both will make your eyes water.

From something or other.

About ‘About Last Night’

1980s, Jim Belushi, Journalism, Movies, pop culture, rob lowe

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The best 1980s soundtrack moment is not what you think.

It’s quieter. It’s simpler. It’s Belushi-ier.

Here’s something I wrote about About Last Night, on the occasion of its 30th (!) birthday, for Yahoo!

Latest Podcast: Prince. Just Prince.

Media, Michael Jackson, Music, Podcast, pop, pop culture, Prince, R.I.P.

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In which I discuss  Prince thoughts you could be pondering (like why Prince, but not Michael Jackson, got an Elvis send-off) rather than listening to my Prince-only podcast. You’re welcome.

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