If you have access to the Internet, you likely have read a viral blog post by single mother of four Liza Long titled “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” The piece has had millions of hits on the various sites on which it has been published. If you haven’t seen it, check your email. Someone has forwarded it to you by now.
After his YouTube video went mega-viral, the South Korean rapper named PSY received an invitation to sing and dance at a White House Christmas party. But it was quickly learned that in 2004, he had rapped lyrics wishing for the death and torture of American troops in Iraq, along with their families. PSY quickly issued a humble apology to the American people, and the White House reaffirmed that PSY’s show would go on. Was this the right thing to do?
As the saying goes, by their enemies you shall know him. A Daily Kos blogger calls this week’s interviewee “a lying hack.” Media Matters called his work “sad, self-serving.”
The book industry seems to be collapsing, at least that hallowed old paper-and-glue industry that promoted serious ideas. Even talk radio and TV hosts are spending less time with authors. There are exceptions, but they won't make you feel optimistic about books.
The election is just five weeks away. In addition to the possibility of picking up the White House, Republicans are also hoping to pick up an important congressional seat in North Carolina.
I’ve met nearly everyone I’ve ever interviewed in person. However, this week’s interviewee I’ve only really seen once. And he was in disguise. Last month, Rep. Steve LaTourette (allegedly) made an appearance on “A View from the Capitol” on News Channel 8 with Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.
Each week the De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.
Before there was “The Daily Show” and the Internet, there was one outlet where Generation Xers like me got their news: “MTV News” and its host, Kurt Loder.
I well remember 1984, riding with my cousin to see “The Boss” on his "Born in the USA" tour in Lexington, KY. The arena was packed that night, and after playing for about two hours Springsteen looked out at the crowd and asked: “Do you guys need a break?” He then played for another hour.
The shocking death of pop star Whitney Houston built a massive audience for the Grammy Awards telecast Sunday night on CBS. It attracted 39.9 million viewers, making it the most watched non-sports program of the season.
Profanity and pop music go hand in hand these days.
A few months ago in this space, I wrote a column about the cultural phenom Lady Gaga that ended with my politely telling her to save her money. That's because the treacherous world of popular culture is not usually a long-term proposition.
The cult of celebrity has reached a new low. No, I'm not talking about Kim Kardashian making millions from her wedding and then dumping the groom less than three months later. We could have predicted that.
The first in the nation caucuses in my state are a little more than 60 days away, soon to be followed by crucial early primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
"The Ides of March," the slick new movie with George Clooney as an unethical presidential candidate, is a morality tale for our time.