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Apr 29, 2014

Reading Bill Medley’s autobiography, "The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother's Memoir," I was struck by something he may find odd:

His career could have come crashing down probably a dozen times since it began 50 years, starting with his first breakup with the late Bobby Hatfield, his singing partner in the...


Apr 24, 2014

Can I be honest with you folks? I don’t entirely “get” Audrey Rose Goldfarb’s online video diary, “Audreality.” The point-of-view is a little awkward, the narrative often incomplete, and her friends are unlike any of my friends. And yet... I can’t stop watching!

AUDREY ROSE GOLDFARB podcast excerpt: "I...


Apr 21, 2014

Graham Parker? Graham friggin’ Parker? Where the hell has that guy been? If you made a list of artists whose rock ‘n’ roll personified the sound of the mid-to-late 1970s, I think Graham Parker and The Rumour would have to be near the top.

GRAHAM PARKER podcast excerpt: "I emailed the people in The Rumour and most...


Apr 17, 2014

The last time Rene Syler was on Mr. Media was a little over five years ago. I remember it clearly because she was a day or two away from anchoring BET’s live coverage of Barack Obama’s first inauguration. First inauguration. I wonder if either of us would have predicted back then that the 44th President of the...


Apr 14, 2014

“Thirtysomething.”

“My So-called Life.”

“Tales of the City.”

“Once and Again.”

I feel confident saying that I have seen the complete runs of two television series with which writer, director and producer Richard Kramer has been associated — “Thirtysomething” and “Once and Again.”


RICHARD...