The 10 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””

My 10 Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2015

We are living in the age of the podcast. Old media individuals (including the incomparable Howard Stern) may call them “losers” and scoff at audience size or ad revenue, but podcasts are both the present and the future. One look at the phenomenon of Serial proves that.

The Best Books I Read in 2015

The best books I read in 2015. This list will be different than most because only a few of them actually came out this year — that’s just when I finally got to know them. There are plenty of celebrated works that were released this year — Between the World and Me, Dead Wake, A Spool of Blue Thread — thatContinue reading “The Best Books I Read in 2015”

The 5 Best Peyton Manning Commercials

It appears that one of the greatest sports careers in history is finally over. After an atrocious day with four interceptions and a 0.0 passer rating (and a torn plantar fascia), Peyton Manning was benched yesterday. Whether he plays again this season or not, it’s clear that age, injuries, and the punishing nature of theContinue reading “The 5 Best Peyton Manning Commercials”