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Kindness and Wonder: On Sale October 29th!

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, because we are getting ever closer to the publication of my next book, Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever. The good people at Dey St. slightly revised the cover, which means I have an excellent excuse to share the updated version with you. […]

posted 19 August 2019 in Buy My Stuff. no comments yet

Back to the Garden

Fifty years ago today was the beginning of “an antiquarian exhibition: 3 days of peace & music”–better known to you and me as the Woodstock festival. I wasn’t there, but I feel like I’ve been soaking in it my whole life anyway. I had the privilege of contributing to a special New York Times section […]

posted 15 August 2019 in Articles. no comments yet

Final Draught

Do you live in Charlotte, North Carolina? If you don’t live in Charlotte, can you get to Charlotte? Because on Tuesday, August 13th (that’s tomorrow night as I write this), I will be speaking at Final Draught, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s quarterly series of fundraisers featuring “local thought leaders, beer, and books.” (I believe […]

posted 12 August 2019 in News, Uncategorized. no comments yet

Signs of the Times

Catching up on a couple of recent articles in The New York Times (in the subcategory of articles that are written by me): I wrote about the Universal Music Group giving a facelift to a huge chunk of their music-video catalog, upgrading both the audio and the visual. I got on the phone with Billy […]

posted 5 August 2019 in Articles. no comments yet

The Official VJ 1980s Lyrics Quiz

Today is August 1st, which means that it’s 38 years since MTV went on the air, playing music videos 24/7, interspersed with visits with the original five VJs: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson, and Martha Quinn. Celebrate! Since today is the MTVaversary, and the book I wrote with the aforementioned VJs—VJ: The […]

posted 1 August 2019 in Buy My Stuff, Excerpts. 1 comment