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(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) Back from the commercial break, Kevin Seal reorients us: “Top one hundred of 1988, which is quite convenient, because it’s the year that we best remember.” He grins and flaps his hands around, and then starts talking loudly, denoting that this is the official part of his palaver: […]
I have a new capsule review up at the Barnes and Noble Review, this time of Video Slut, Sharon Oreck’s entertaining but erratic memoir of a life spent producing music videos. By the way, Ms. Oreck: that powerful record executive’s name was Mo Ostin, not Mo Austin.
One last photo from the set of Lost. Here we see Dominic Monaghan and Matthew Fox hanging out on the set (under a canopy), waiting to shoot their scenes. Note the DS ring on Monaghan (his character’s band’s name was Drive Shaft) and the wound on his neck (his character had recently survived a hanging). […]
It’s the last week of Lost, so let’s get in the wayback machine and revisit the first season, when Dominic Monaghan was the show’s breakout star–so much so that the producers pledged they would never kill off his character, Charlie! (Oops.) I went to Hawaii to profile Monaghan in the middle of that season; I’ve […]
A photo from 2004, when I visited the Lost set in Hawaii; the show was halfway through filming its first season. Those are prop corpses, laid out on the apron of a trailer in the parking lot nearby the location shoot. I believe they were meant to be people who didn’t survive the plane crash, […]
I have a short article on pages 52 and 53 of the new issue of Rolling Stone, a profile of the extremely nice Will Forte: former sitcom writer, current Saturday Night Live cast member, and star of the upcoming movie MacGruber. (Which oddly enough, also includes Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe in the cast.) As […]
Back in 2005, I wrote the cover story for the Rolling Stone Hot Issue, on Lost star Evangeline Lilly. I also had a sidebar with various bits of information on Lost, which was then entering its second season, including “There Are More Survivors” and “Easter Eggs Abound.” One section was more controversial than the others: […]