People

Ninetysomething

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Children and fools speak true (Endymion, 1588.)  So does American TV giant Norman Lear. With me. By phone. Hemispheres, 2016

The Heavy

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Is Michael Shannon (above) the greatest American actor of his generation? (A rhetorical question.) Rhapsody, 2016

Blind Ambition

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Erik Weihenmayer (above, below) has climbed Mount Everest, raced on the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids—all without being able to see. August, 2014.

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Postscript: The Blind Leading the Visually Impaired

The author (left) and Erik  Weihenmayer (right) for Mens Journal, 2014. Click image for full(er) story.

 

Pinsky And the Brain

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The first reporter allowed behind scenes at “Celebrity Rehab” observes Dr. Drew Pinsky, Recovery Counselor Bob Forrest, and an occupying army of videographers giving semi-famous subjects a Cure that may or may not be part of the Disease. 2010.

 

Sexy Beast

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How Peter Dinklage’s animal magnetism made him Hollywood’s most unlikely leading man. Rolling Stone.

 

Grateful Undead

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How “sudden cardiac death”—and subsequent shocking onstage episodes—gave a punk singer a new lease on life.

 

Bernie Mac Smacks A Nerve

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Visiting Chicago’s King of the Human Comedy, Bernard Jeffrey “Bernie Mac” McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008). R.I.P.

 

 

Up From Hogwarts

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Knocking around New York with England’s richest teenage superstar: Daniel Radcliffe prepares to leave Harry Potter and become a mere mortal.

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Jude, A Dude

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Standing beside an egregiously beautiful man.

 

 

Original Selfie

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A mystery wrapped in a thong cast in a reality show called Tila Tequila.


Whoo-Pow!

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Jessica Simpson. An encounter.

 

Oh Noé Didn’t!

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Talking sex, death, DMT, and aspect ratio—over coffee with Gaspar Noe. VanityFair.com.