Five things for February 11, 2021. That's it! That's the excerpt.
In a just world, at the end of a season that featured the most raw talent they've ever assembled, Kris Allen would be this season's American Idol in a landslide and authenticity would be hailed as the new black. Period. And shut up. (Especially you, Kara DioGuardi!) Of course, we don't live in a just … Continue reading Kris Allen is the next American Idol
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZGqSRtDbEw] PopCultureShock posted this great little clip about the new Blue Beetle -- Mexican-American Jaime Reyes -- and Junot Diaz' Oscar Wao, wherein Diaz notes: "The most fantastic genre can't keep up, or refuses to keep up, with how much our country has changed. And so people can dream about aliens, and they can dream … Continue reading The Most Fantastic Genre
The cyclist in the middle of the latest NYPD controversy is Christopher Long of Bloomfield, NJ, who is a lot more Zen than I'd be considering the cop is clearly an outright liar and thug: "I'm really sorry, but I'm not talking to the press," Christopher Long, 29, said as he manned an organic fruits-and-vegetables … Continue reading Bloomfield Cyclist Assaulted by NYPD Rookie
Thrillerfest kicked off yesterday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel here in New York and I had the pleasure of attending the full day -- I'll be back tonight and most of Saturday -- meeting some great people, picking up some interesting books, and taking in some insightful information on the publishing game from the perspective … Continue reading Thrillerfest 2008