365 Nights In Hollywood

When I first headed West to find my fortune I arrived in LA the most LA way possible, in my car. I took the 10 from Palm Springs and exited somewhere in Westwood. I’ve lived in the Valley, Santa Monica, West LA, and Los Feliz for 3 years (Jon Hamm and Beck were neighbors) but […]

Lou Reed, Problematic Punk Icon, Dead at 71

When a famous man dies, his critics tend to evaporate (at least temporarily). The type of person who disparages the newly dead always comes across like an opportunistic coward, and every postmortem potshot inevitably has the opposite effect. When a famous man dies, you don’t mention the qualities that made him a problem. There is […]