My Next Book: Pop Star Goddesses

My Next Book: Pop Star Goddesses

For my next project, I’m taking a break from my usual TV history to indulge a passion of mine: female pop stars and their otherworldly qualities. Pop Star Goddesses will be, according to the official announcement, “an illustrated guide to calling upon the...
Grindfeld Adds to the ‘Music About Nothing’ Canon

Grindfeld Adds to the ‘Music About Nothing’ Canon

First there was Wale, now there’s Grindfeld. Ten years after rapper Wale dropped the Seinfeld-themed Mixtape About Nothing, a metal band called Grindfeld is releasing its 5 Songs About Nothing EP. The first single, “The Contest,” is out now....

R.I.P. Pat Williams, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Composer

Pat Williams took the job of scoring the Mary Tyler Moore Show pilot because his friend Allan Burns, who co-created the show with James L. Brooks, asked him to. It wasn’t, to be sure, that he knew it would become a classic for the ages. In fact, he’d heard...

Where Were Bloodshy & Avant When Britney Made ‘Britney Jean’?

I enjoy the Britney Spears in general, for many reasons I’ve enumerated here in the past. And as a self-proclaimed Britneyologist, I have to say that I enjoy her latest, Britney Jean, in parts — but overall, it’s not in the same league as her previous...