The latest edition of my monthly reading review list Continue Reading… Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly readingContinue reading “The Pierznik Monthly Volume 20 (November 2015)”
The following is an excerpt from Christopher Pierznik’s new book In Defense Of… Supporting Underappreciated Artists, Athletes, Actors, and Albums, in which the author defends and celebrates individuals, teams, and projects that were unfairly maligned or misunderstood from the world of music, sports, TV & film. It can be purchased in both paperback and Kindle. It was the perfectContinue reading “Michael Jordan’s Performance as a Wizard Was Far Better Than You Remember”
I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving.
Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. This week: Eminem’s Encore (2004)Continue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Encore””
Quentin Tarantino is a genius. We can argue the details, but as a filmmaker, he is almost unmatched. Pulp Fiction alone changed cinema forever. He can work in any style and deliver a fantastic film. Nearly every film is not only good or even great, but spectacular. Even his weakest effort (and the fact that noContinue reading “Quentin Tarantino’s Amateur Film”
In late 2003, after losing to the New York Yankees in the ALCS again, the Boston Red Sox decided they needed to do something to get over the hump. At the same time, the Texas Rangers were beginning to regret their $252 million deal with superstar shortstop Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod had watched the ALCSContinue reading “Documentary Tuesday: “30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox””
It doesn’t seem like it, but we are approaching the eighth anniversary of the premier of Between Two Ferns, the online interview show hosted by Zach Galifianakis. Although it has been airing since 2008, there are only a few episodes per year, totaling in just twenty episodes of the show on Funny or Die asContinue reading “Rewatching “Between Two Ferns””
My daughter is only three, but I often worry about her.
Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. This week: A TribeContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Beats, Rhymes and Life””
He was a battle rapper that also rapped ballads. He introduced styles and phrases to the culture. He was hip-hop’s first major superstar. So 30 years after his first album, why isn’t Uncle L more appreciated?