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Raising a Toast to ‘Drunk History’

For a kid growing up in the 70’s, there were few joys as pure as those breaks during Saturday morning cartoons when you would be treated to an episode of Schoolhouse Rock. Just a minute or two long, these animated music videos delivered lasting lessons about things that real school made painfully dull. A kid…

RZA, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan (Kyle Christy/Showtime)

‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men’ Digs Deep

It’s not often that the entire Wu-Tang Clan are in the same room, let alone reminiscing about what made this oversized collection of Staten Island and Brooklyn MC’s — Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, U-God, Masta Killa, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (rest in power), GZA, and mastermind/producer RZA — one of the greatest…

ESPN’s ‘Deion’s Double Play’ is Worthy of Prime Time

Alter egos many times supersede the importance or influence of their creator. Take Superman and Clark Kent, David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust, and of course Stephen Colbert and Stephen Colbert. In 1991, there arguably was no persona more transcendent than Deion Sanders’ “Prime Time.” Sanders, one of the few athletes ever to simultaneously play two…

Monica Lewinsky Breaks 20-Year Silence on ‘The Clinton Affair’

With the near-constant speculation about whether there might soon be impeachment proceedings against the president for his various alleged misdeeds, as well as the ongoing reverberations of the #MeToo movement in the context of our national leaders, it is natural to think back to 1998 and the scandal that had both: President Clinton’s affair with…