Don’t Dash To My Door

Don’t Dash To My Door

Here’s why I was disappointed to see the CEO of DoorDash on “Shark Tank” Friday night. It’s not just because we never have food delivered to our house.

Five Random Thoughts

Five Random Thoughts

Quickies about a bookstore’s bullshit bench, the NBA and MLK, why there’s no sweet-smelling weed, an embarrassing moment in my home office, and what I hope to see in the upcoming “Twister” sequel.

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

Many cities have big problems with graffiti spray-painted on any available vertical space. Let me tell you about one example that caught my eye recently.

Review: “If These Walls Could Sing”

Review: “If These Walls Could Sing”

Mary McCartney’s documentary about the legendary Abbey Road studios reminds me of when I had the honor of broadcasting my radio show from there. Here’s the story.

Blender Crisis

Blender Crisis

This photo of a woman using a blender is part of the latest chapter in my ongoing saga, “Is Nobody Keeping An Eye On Inventory In America?” Read it here.

Smoke-Free In Vegas

Smoke-Free In Vegas

I just stayed in a Vegas hotel that is entirely smoke-free. It’s not the first, but I hope it won’t be the last. Here’s the story and some history.

An Afternoon On Fire

An Afternoon On Fire

A reader asked if I ever faced having to cover a major breaking news event while I was on the air. Here’s the story of one that left an indelible mark on my memory.

A Few Recommendations

A Few Recommendations

Here are some recommendations of things I’ve enjoyed recently that you might like, too — including two books, two TV shows, and a museum.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I agree with Daniel Fienberg about the overuse of “in media res,” where an exciting opening scene is immediately followed by the reveal of what led to that moment. Click for more.

New Year’s Predictions

New Year’s Predictions

With the new year underway, several people have asked whether I think 2023 will be better than 2022. This photo is my short answer, but this piece is my longer response.

Worst Movies Of 2022

Worst Movies Of 2022

These are the movies I sat through this year that were the absolute bottom of the barrel and deserved me ripping them to shreds. Enjoy reading my list, but don’t waste your time watching them.

Almost Best Movies Of 2022

Almost Best Movies Of 2022

Yesterday, I posted my list of the ten Best Movies Of 2022. Here are some more I really enjoyed — consider this my nearly-best-of-the-year list of titles you may want to add to your streaming queues.

Best Movies Of 2022

Best Movies Of 2022

These are the movies that impressed me most in the last twelve months, regardless of platform. Many are already streaming, so you may want to add them to your queue.