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Having Fun On Stage With Everybody

Back in 1995 (or thereabouts), I made something—a mixtape? an audio art project? an interstitial supercut? banter-o-rama? Well, I cut together an hour-long cassette tape that was sufficiently its own thing that a quarter-century later, I’m still not sure what to call it. It did have a name, which was Having Fun On Stage With […]

posted 23 July 2021 in Unpublished. 3 comments

Ranking Roger

Congratulations to Roger Deakins, who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography last night for his work on 1917! (It was his second Oscar, after Blade Runner 2029 in 2017, both of which followed thirteen nominations without a trophy across two decades.) I was rooting for him, not just because he’s amazingly gifted, but because […]

posted 10 February 2020 in Articles, Unpublished. no comments yet

Fifteenth Anniversary

Five years ago today I posted something long I wrote about my experiences fifteen years ago today. (I lived one block away from the World Trade Center.)

posted 11 September 2016 in Archives, Unpublished. no comments yet

It’s a Nice Day for a Red Wedding

This post about Game of Thrones is spoiler-free, except for the way this sentence alludes to the fact that HBO aired an episode about the “Red Wedding” last night. It seemed like an opportune time for me to pull out an excerpt from a conversation I had in 2012 with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. […]

posted 3 June 2013 in Tasty Bits, Unpublished. 1 comment

Henry Bromell Q&A

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, […]

posted 21 May 2013 in Tasty Bits, Unpublished. no comments yet

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posted 8 September 2011 in Archives, Unpublished. 3 comments

Cool Motherfucker

Only once in the past decade has my wife taken the cassette from my tape recorder as soon as I finished a phone interview, popped it into her own Walkman, and then listened to the entire conversation, laughing gleefully throughout. That was when I interviewed Samuel L. Jackson, four years ago. Jackson was exactly as […]

posted 15 March 2010 in Archives, Articles, Unpublished. no comments yet

The Wall

Before I traversed eleven time zones to reach China, I didn’t know much about the Great Wall. I had seen it meandering over most of northern China on just about every world map ever, so I knew it was large (and Chinese, I suppose). I knew that contrary to general opinion, you can’t see it […]

posted 25 January 2010 in Archives, Articles, Unpublished. no comments yet

I’ve Been Here for Years

Part two of my two-part “Where Are They Now?” series is Right Said Fred. As with the Spin Doctors, this is up-to-date as of 2004. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: RIGHT SAID FRED By Gavin Edwards A detailed yet incomplete list of the things Right Said Fred were too sexy for: their shirt, their car, their […]

posted 3 August 2009 in Archives, Unpublished. no comments yet

Don’t Call It a Comeback

Five years ago, I started work on one of those rock-magazine perennial “Where Are They Now?” features. This version was going to focus on musicians from the ’90s, so a moderate amount of diplomacy was needed, given that the musicians in question might think of themselves as vital artists on the verge of a major […]

posted 20 July 2009 in Articles, Unpublished. 4 comments