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Aug 30, 2017

One of the best magazine assignments I ever got was in the early 1980s and an editor challenged me to hang out in the Pinellas County, Florida, Medical Examiner’s Office for a week. I was just out of college and this was well beyond the scope of anything I ever previously attempted. The editor wanted a kind of detail...


Aug 30, 2017

I was a crappy office manager. I had my shot back in 1988 as managing editor of Tampa Bay Weekly. The alternative newspaper had just been sold and I made a pretty good pitch to the new publisher to step in as editor. In terms of understanding the market and the nature of content the audience would enjoy, I think I had a...


Aug 28, 2017

Midnight Express was one of the scariest movies I ever saw. It was probably one of the most horrifying films you ever saw, too. The story of Billy Hayes, an American tourist caught attempting to leave Turkey by plane in 1970 with bags of hashish taped to his stomach, for which he was subsequently jailed for five years...


Aug 21, 2017

 

It seems like movie star Christian Slater has at last found solid footing on network television. His ABC series, “The Forgotten,” got off to an admittedly slow start in the ratings when it debuted last fall, but the network stayed with it and so has a growing audience.

ELISHA CUTHBERT podcast excerpt: "When you...


Aug 21, 2017

Somebody call Josh Radnor on CBS! The girl of his character’s dreams on “How I Met Your Mother” — actress JoAnna Garcia — has slipped away and landed her own sitcom on ABC!

JOANNA GARCIA podcast excerpt: (I asked JoAnna, Are you the mother of those two kids on 'How I Met Your Mother'?) "No. Not anymore. Not if...