Week in Review

Week in Review (April 29, 2016)


My father went more than a decade without taking a sick day.

The Pierznik Monthly

The Pierznik Monthly Volume 24 (April, 2016)


The latest edition of my monthly reading review newsletter.

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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, Medium, The Cauldron, and many more. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


Life Is Full of Disappointments


Things almost never work out as planned.

Week in Review

Week in Review (April 22, 2016)

Computer Issues

I almost shut down this site the other day.

Hip-Hop I Was There Rap

I Was There: Smokin’ Grooves ’98


Unlike many of my fellow suburban high school students, I didn’t attend concerts.

Hip-Hop Rap

Requiem for the Hip-Hop Soundtrack


Let us all bow our heads and take a moment to remember the hip-hop soundtrack.

Children's Programs Fatherhood TV

My 10 Biggest Questions About “Sofia the First”


Update: The creator of Sofia the First answered my questions

I have a daughter that will turn 4 in a couple of months. Considering we spend a great deal of time together and I live in a place far from many of my friends, she is probably my best friend. She’s an amazing person, full of life, vitality, jokes, and questions. Oh, the questions.

Films TV

Some of My Favorite Deleted Scenes from “The Godfather” Films


In January, a big deal was made when HBO began braodcasting The Godfather Epic, a film that combined The Godfather and The Godfather Part II into a single film told in chronological order, from Vito’s early childhood to Fredo’s death. However, it was not the first time this had been done. Far from it.

Week in Review

Week in Review (April 15, 2016)


After a dreadful season in which he was faced to confront his own basketball mortality, Kobe Bryant’s final game was the most Kobe Bryantest game possible. He scored 60 points! On 50 shots! In the locker room after the game, the Lakers popped champagne! This after a season in which they finished 17 – 65, the second-worst record in the league. That’s nutty.

Flashback Friday Flop

Flashback Friday Flop: “Kingdom Come”


Welcome back to the latest – and final – 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 is the 25th entry of this series and while that is an arbitrary number, it’s a nice one with which to end. In fact, the truth is that I’ve explored most of the albums that I’ve wanted to within this space. To continue going forward every week would lead to me doing it out of a sense of obligation rather than interest. When that happens, the writing suffers.