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10 Incredible Live Recordings: ‘The Weight,’ ‘Deal,’ ‘All Apologies’

I know I’ve just missed the Grammy Awards, but I’m still going to use them as an opportunity to do a personal listicle: 10 of my favorite live recordings. Included are my top group, what I consider MTV’s single greatest contribution, and a nod to the recently deceased Don Wilson [...]

April 4, 2022 admin History, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture 1

In Photos: Crazier COVID Times

While going through my older iPhone photos, I realized quite a few were of our strange surroundings and circumstances from the strictest COVID times during 2020. May they not return. Bare shelves at a Publix March 15, 2020 Colbert’s first at-home show March 18, 2020 News coverage March–July, 2020   [...]

March 11, 2022 admin Health, History, Photo 0

The Only One From NBA 25 on the NBA 75 Stage

For me, the most exciting part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend — far more exciting than the defense-less games and the yawn-fest dunk contest — was seeing members of NBA 75 at center court. Many athletic greats from my youth together in one place. Rodman being Rodman. The roar [...]

March 1, 2022 admin Health, History, Sports 0

The Frat House that Gave Us ‘Animal House’

You’d say there’s nothing extraordinary about — nothing worth writing about — an old, dilapidated fraternity house, and I’d agree. Except in this case. Because it’s the one that inspired Harold Ramis in his contributions to the script of 1978’s “Animal House,” which ranks high in my (admittedly small) cinephilic [...]

February 14, 2022 admin History, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture 0

My 9/11 Recollections

They aren’t anything impactful or otherwise of importance, but here they are. In ninth grade at Boyd Buchanan in Chattanooga. At far side of school’s relatively new high school building, coming from biology and rounding corner to walk into Spanish (about bottom right of this photo). Just outside Spanish, overheard [...]

September 11, 2021 admin History, Reflections, Travel & Culture 1

Russell Pickett, Last of Omaha Beach’s ‘Suicide Wave,’ Dies at 95

Russell Pickett, the last known survivor of the Company A “suicide wave” at Omaha Beach on D-Day, passed away on Aug. 2 at age 95. I’ll be forever grateful to Pickett for welcoming me into his home in 2019 and sitting for an hours-long interview for Senior Times magazine about [...]

August 28, 2020 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Reflections 0