The Red Pen of Doom

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Tag Archives: Television

A montage set to music: The best movies of 2013

Movies are all around us. Kind of like the Force, before George Lucas ruined it with all that claptrap about midichloridians or whatever. Films live inside your TV, your iPhone, … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Top 10 Myths of Journalism School

Oh, if I could go back in time, and whisper in the ear of my younger self during journalism school. Not that I was busy screwing it up. Editor-in-chief of … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 15 Comments

Journalists just wanna have fun

As a reformed journalist, I can tell you secret things. Number One: Coffee. If you want to make a reporter smile, or an editor not growl at you, feed them … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Insane pool tricks

Apparently, magical pool shots require three things: (1) Napoleon Dynamite hair with nerdy McNerd glasses, (2) big-time soundtracks and (3) blondes in miniskirts. And here are trick shots by what … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Quirks and legs matter more than talent and perfection

Hear me now and believe me later in the week: flaws and quirks beat absolute perfection the package matters more than the product without legs, you are dead in the … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 47 Comments

Photos and video, they are your FRIENDS

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

ELECTRIC AVENUE, as interpreted by the Red Pen of Doom

A classic, and the first video I remember seeing on MTV, and one of my favorites. Great song. Great video. As a special bonus, I found the lyrics. All of … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · 79 Comments

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