“Every time I stepped into madness of the crowds, I longed for the wisdom of the loneliness.“ — Mehmet Murat Ildan “Why don’t you write about rap anymore?”
They’re the dynamic duo of hip-hop.
I’ve been a huge fan of Bill Burr since the mid-’90s.
He is a charter member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He is the creator of The Purple Tape and its stellar sequel. His flow is filthy and his wordplay is wicked. He invents slang and dictates fashion trends. He is a New York rap legend with a long history of competition and collaboration with many ofContinue reading “Politic Ditto – The Slept-On Greatness of Raekwon’s Hooks”
Note: I originally published this in early 2016 and in the 18 months since, I still have not seen any of the films on this list, including the two most recent Best Picture winners. The list continues to grow… When my wife and I first started dating, I lived in Philly and she lived justContinue reading “21 Acclaimed Films I (Still) Have Yet to See”
This is a follow-up to The 10 Best Scenes from The West Wing Taste is subjective. Rankings are subjective. And personal preferences are subjective. So, when you combine those three, people will appreciate the attempt and applaud the effort, but also wonder how you could forget that one thing that is clearly as good asContinue reading “The 10 (More) Best Scenes from “The West Wing””
I know that it is a golden age for television, but at the moment I simply don’t have the time or inclination to dive into a new series. The TV in my living room is usually playing Disney Junior and I’d prefer to either read or write. If I am going to watch something new,Continue reading “The 10 Best Scenes from “The West Wing””
Quentin Tarantino has come a long way from his 1987 amateur film, My Best Friend’s Birthday. He’s a genius and an auteur and when he stops making movies, it will be a loss for us all.
He starred in American Hustle and Trumbo. He wrote for The Late Show with Conan O’Brien and The Chris Rock Show. He wrote and directed Pootie Tang and was part of the disaster that was The Dana Carvey Show.