I’ve got a new “Think Again” called “Media to McCain: How Long Has This Been Going On?” and it is about the media’s collective broken heart and it’s here.
My Nation column is called “The Terrorists Win” and you can guess what it is about. It’s here.
My Daily Beast column this week is called “Obama’s Silent Jewish Majority” and it is a reply to Charles M. Blow’s Times column and that’s here.
The below is from my favorite blog and I promise it’s real:
"The Spine I Apologize…" [And God, what a backstory this must have…]
I apologize to my readers and to Liza Minnelli for quoting from Tunku Varadarajan’s otherwise estimable column about John McCain a remark slighting to her and her gifts. Minnelli has been a talented singer and actress for several decades, and she still has the the warranted courage to perform. What’s more, she is one of those paradigmatic entertainers who gives of herself–her ample brain and enchanting personality–in the cause of human rights, a cause not as popular as it once was was.
As it happens, my movie director son, Jesse, cast her in his film of three years ago, "The X." I am biased: the film was very very good and so was Liza in it.
I am sorry for the grievous mistake…which in a way was not mine. But I take responsibility.
And, by the way, what an exemplary private life she has had.
Here are a couple of the comments:
08/24/2010 – 9:15pm EDT | mingoc
Jesse Peretz’s 2006 movie was entitled "The Ex." (It is about an EX-boyfriend, not the letter X.)
Liza Minnelli was not in it.
Ok, more arguments. Now please note. I’m not saying that the great songs that don’t belong in the top 50 are not great. They’re just great but still overrated for being in the top 50.
Rolling Stone Top Fifty Songs That Actually Belong There:
1. "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan
2. "Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones
4. "What’s Going On," Marvin Gaye
5. "Respect," Aretha Franklin
6. "Good Vibrations," The Beach Boys
7. "Johnny B. Goode," Chuck Berry
8. "Hey Jude," The Beatles
9. "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana
11. "My Generation," The Who
12. "A Change Is Gonna Come," Sam Cooke
15. "London Calling," The Clash
21. "Born to Run," Bruce Springsteen
27. "Layla," Derek and the Dominos
28. "(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay," Otis Redding
29. "Help!," The Beatles
30. "I Walk the Line," Johnny Cash
32. "Sympathy for the Devil," The Rolling Stones
33. "River Deep – Mountain High," Ike and Tina Turner
37. "No Woman, No Cry," Bob Marley and the Wailers
42. "Waterloo Sunset," The Kinks
45. "Heartbreak Hotel," Elvis Presley
46. "Heroes," David Bowie
47. "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Simon and Garfunkel
49. "Hotel California," The Eagles