The Greatest is gone, and with him the last great era in boxing history.
Thanksgiving mattered for one reason when I was a kid, and it’s not what you think.
Man, you’d think Mumford & Sons announcing an electric album was that worst thing that ever happened. I get it. You like your banjos and your acoustic guitars and blah blah blah, […]
Why It Matters turns four years old this week, so why not feature some tracks from my playlist that have the number four in the title? Here’s my commitment to you: I […]
My new Starship Records salary meant that I grossed my monthly rent in a single week. Jody and I had money in our pockets for the first time, a little breathing room. […]
Okay, the presents are opened, the pudding has been adequately figgied, and now you’re ready to start thinking about your 2014 goals. Whatever you choose, there’s no need to waste a whole […]
New York looms large in the American imagination, especially for creative types. That’s where it all happens: The Chelsea Hotel, The Cafe Wha?, SoHo, Greenwich Village. Brooklyn kids. Warriors, come out to […]
We lost keyboard legend George Duke to leukemia on August 5, 2013, age 67. “Legend” is not hyperbole here. The guy was a beautiful singer and a wonderful player, and he always […]
“Stay after him, Jim, you got home in the ropes” was a great punchline, but it was no accident: My grandfather and I shared a fondness for boxing. During one of his […]
There were two establishments in Upstate South Carolina in the Seventies and Eighties that were the go-to insults. “Your mama is on Bull Street” meant “your mother is in the loony bin.” […]