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Thirteenth Anniversary

I still think about my experiences on 9/11, and am grateful that they recede into history, even if the consequences of that day don’t.

posted 11 September 2014 in Archives, Self-reflexive. no comments yet

Tomato! (Tohmahto!)

Shaun White is on the halfpipe today in Sochi (no spoilers here!). If you want to flash back to his first Olympic triumph, eight years ago, you can read my Rolling Stone cover story on the Flying Tomato here. “I need a Crunk Juice glass with diamonds on it,” he told me. Something that didn’t […]

posted 11 February 2014 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet

Reddited

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 […]

posted 31 May 2013 in Archives, Tasty Bits. no comments yet

Single-Disc White Album Roundup

I traded tweets earlier today with a very cool graphic artist, Craig Robinson, author of the excellent and witty baseball infographic collection Flip Flop Fly Ball. The spur: he recently compiled his own single-disc version of the Beatles’ White Album, which reminded me of the time I did my version. We’re not the only ones, […]

posted 19 February 2013 in Archives, Links, Tasty Bits. 1 comment

Happy Birthday, Moby

I am grateful for many things in my life, not least that I think about my experiences on 9/11/2001 with less frequency as the years pass.

posted 11 September 2012 in Archives, Tasty Bits. no comments yet

Oscar Immersion Mode

With the Oscar nominees being announced today, may I offer you the interviews I’ve done with some of them? I spoke with George Clooney (Actor in a Leading Role, The Descendants; Screenplay, The Ides of March) in 2005, around the time of Syriana. Just a few weeks back, I got Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall […]

posted 24 January 2012 in Archives, Articles. 2 comments

Happy Birthday, Peter Jackson!

Today is the fiftieth birthday of director Peter Jackson, the most famous New Zealander since Edmund Hillary. I’ve interviewed Jackson twice, and while he’s not really into self-disclosure, he’s been unfailingly genial and at ease with his own high-powered geekiness. Much as I enjoy The Lord of the Rings trilogy, my favorite film of his […]

posted 31 October 2011 in Archives, Articles. 1 comment

Tenth Anniversary

In the fall of 2001, I lived on 176 Broadway in New York City, one block away from the World Trade Center. It took me a long time to make even rudimentary sense of what happened in my back yard on September 11th, and ultimately flipping a coin and taking photographs proved the best therapy. […]

posted 8 September 2011 in Archives, Unpublished. 3 comments

By the Way, Which One’s Pink?

Congratulations to Alecia Moore, better known as Pink–she and her husband Carey Hart had a baby girl (named Willow) last week. This seemed like a good time to add my article on Pink to the archives–it dates from two years ago, when I visited her down in Melbourne (she’s huge in Australia). I liked Pink–she […]

posted 8 June 2011 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet

Huckleberry

I recently conducted an interview with Rivers Cuomo (another in our series of conversations across the past two decades), this time for the British skate magazine called Huck. If you are in the UK, you can find it on sale somewhere near you now. If you are not, you can read a taste on the […]

posted 1 June 2011 in Archives. no comments yet