Archive for the 'Pop Culture' Category

The Ryan Seacrest Story

This is about the money. If Ryan Seacrest was not the face of E!, was not the producer of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” would the outlet take this stand? I don’t know what happened here. I was not there. But all I know is the word of women, especially when they’re not rich and […]

Hirscher Skis Out

The expectations don’t square with reality. Bode Miller is forever tarnished by his failure to win medals in Torino, even though his trove of Olympic trophies is positively staggering. He didn’t measure up to the hype. Can anybody measure up to the hype? In business. But rarely in art. And almost never in certain sports. […]

Student Gun Protests

Can’t start a fire without a spark And all this time we were waiting for the musicians to lead. Illustrating not only the vacuity of the “artists,” but the lack of impact of their wares. In the sixties and seventies, even up into the eighties and nineties, the culture was driven by music. And for […]

Re-JT at the Super Bowl

His performance has been universally panned by the press. I point you to: “The Washington Post”: “This Is How Justin Timberlake lost the Super Bowl” “The Los Angeles Times”: “Justin Timberlake had nothing to say at the Super Bowl and wouldn’t stop saying it” TMZ: “Justin Timberlake’s Halftime Show A Deaf-ing Disaster” So the question […]