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Rolling in the Deep, 10/27/13

I had several pieces on the Rolling Stone website in the past week. First and foremost was a list I assembled of twenty Lou Reed tracks, in memory of his passing. I tried to strike a balance between the most iconic moments in his career and great stuff on YouTube that people might have forgotten […]

posted 27 October 2013 in Links. 4 comments

Rolling in the Deep, 10/21/13

I did another list for the Rolling Stone website last week, on the twelve most Canadian things about Neil Young (who was born north of the border but has lived in the States for many decades now). Some Canadians have taken exception to the list, and as far as I can tell they have two […]

posted 21 October 2013 in Outside. no comments yet

Rolling in the Deep, 10/10/13

Lately, I’ve been writing more dispatches for the Rolling Stone website, and it occurred to me that you might like to know about them. I don’t want to slam you with a barrage of links, so once a week or so, I’ll do a quick roundup and you can click on whatever interests you. On […]

posted 10 October 2013 in Articles, Links. no comments yet

Lonely Is an Eyesore

I don’t know when I’ve had as much fun reporting an article as I did hanging out with the Lonely Island for this Rolling Stone feature. When I asked where they wanted to meet, the answer was at the Universal Studios theme park, so they could go on the Transformers ride. Plus, we took in […]

posted 13 June 2013 in Articles, Outside. 1 comment

The Twitter Project

Rolling Stone has published another of my series of articles where I interview famous people about their Twitter feeds: last year it was Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, but this week it’s the lovely and talented Mindy Kaling, creator and star of the charming new sitcom The Mindy Project. For maximum self-referentiality, tweet about it! Or […]

posted 4 October 2012 in Articles, Links. no comments yet

Big Time

If you’re a Rolling Stone subscriber, you have probably already received a copy of “The Big Issue,” a tribute to all things humongous and a reminder of how appealing the magazine looked when printed on larger pages. If not, do not despair–even though the issue isn’t available on newsstands, you can read the whole thing […]

posted 29 May 2012 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

The First Article I’ve Ever Typed and Filed on My Phone

Is this: my short report on the Aerosmith press conference today. While I was waiting to interview the band afterwards (followup article soon), I wrote a rough draft on paper, typed it up, emailed it in, and hello world.

posted 28 March 2012 in Outside. no comments yet

Here Comes McBride

“He’s one of the funniest improvisers ever,” Seth Rogen told me, speaking of Danny McBride. “But he gets frustrated if you laugh during his take more than ten times, which I constantly do.” For my article on the saga of McBride, and his epic journey from motion-control cameraman to star of Pineapple Express, Your Highness, […]

posted 22 February 2012 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

Sweet Melissa

Congratulations to the lovely and talented Melissa McCarthy for her Emmy win last night. McCarthy and I had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch together a few weeks ago, at which we ordered more fried food than we intended to. You can read a short excerpt at the Rolling Stone website, or check out the George Harrison […]

posted 19 September 2011 in Articles, Links. no comments yet

More Mr. Nice Guy

My apologies for the lack of recent posts; I’ve been very busy, careening around the world on various assignments, which I’ll be able to tell you about as they roll out in the coming months. My two most recent Rolling Stone articles were both reported in Los Angeles, however: I visited No Doubt in the […]

posted 27 July 2011 in Articles. no comments yet