That sign is a reflection of the fact that Banksy has sometimes hit buildings in my neighborhood–and, I would think, a surefire way to get him not to do it anymore.
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Last week, I had what I believe was the highest-traffic day ever here on Rule Forty Two, from people checking out this page in the “Secret Rock Knowledge” section, about how Eminem and Dr. Dre originally met. Somebody linked to it on Reddit, and over 40,000 people swung by to take a look. And that […]
I am somewhere between ecstatic and doing backflips: VJ has officially hit The New York Times best seller list. It’s #25 on the extended hardcover nonfiction list, #15 on the ebook nonfiction list, and #25 on the extended combined print and ebook nonfiction list. The point being: this is awesome news, and since I’ve been […]
Henry Bromell died on March 18, at the age of 65. About six months earlier, I had a long conversation with him; most of it never saw print, due to the exigencies of magazine journalism, but he was a fascinating man. Bromell wrote for many TV shows, including Homicide, Northern Exposure, Rubicon, and most recently, […]
The VJs did most of the promotional work for VJ–for some mysterious reason, people are more interested in seeing beloved celebrities on TV than their co-writers. (In all seriousness, I was delighted to see the VJs getting the attention they deserved–it’s part of why I did this book.) But I did one interview, for Jay-Z’s […]
I spent most of last week in New York, celebrating the release of VJ with the mighty Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn. Thanks to the PowerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Barnes & Noble in Tribeca, and the Apple Store in Soho for hosting us, and to everyone who came out–it was a […]
I mean, every day is VJ day if your name is Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, or Martha Quinn, but today is VJ day for everybody, because today is the publication date of the book we did together, called VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave, and now available from Amazon, Barnes & […]