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Friday Foto: Poppies

  Taken last month in Lancaster, California.

posted 28 May 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #56: Poison, “Fallen Angel”

(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: […]

posted 27 May 2010 in 1988. 8 comments

Video Slut

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.

posted 24 May 2010 in Outside, Reviews. 2 comments

Friday Foto: Drive Shaft

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). […]

posted 21 May 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

Lost and Found

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 […]

posted 17 May 2010 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Lost Cause

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, […]

posted 14 May 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

Twenty Seconds

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 […]

posted 13 May 2010 in Articles, Outside. 1 comment

Friday Foto: Boys Keep Swinging

Spotted while walking to dinner last night. I suppose that a swing is basically just a bench with some rigging, but that case is rarely made so starkly.

posted 7 May 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

Let’s Get Lost

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: […]

posted 3 May 2010 in Articles. 4 comments