Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: Scruffy the Cat’s Stephen Fredette on the band’s back catalog, unreleased material, and their life and times

You can blame it on R.E.M or you can go farther back and blame it on The Byrds, but whoever you want to pin responsibility on, there were a lot of artists on college radio in the late ’80s who … Continue reading

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Dick Cavett: Post-Script to an Interview

Tomorrow night, PBS premieres a wonderful new documentary called Dick Cavett’s Watergate, which takes a look at the Watergate scandal and its effects on Richard Nixon’s presidency through the prism of The Dick Cavett Show. During this summer’s Television Critics … Continue reading

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Remember That Time Clark Gregg Flirted With Levon Helm?

What’s that? You don’t remember when Clark Gregg, the man who would go on to portray S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in several chapters of Marvel’s cinematic universe before getting a promotion to director of the organization in the season finale … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Pat Metheny – The Unexpurgated Conversation

A couple of weeks ago, my editor at Pulse Magazine dropped me a line and asked if I’d be interested in doing a piece on Pat Metheny’s upcoming appearance at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach. In turn, I dropped … Continue reading

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“Archer” creators Adam Reed & Matt Thompson on collaborating with Kevn Kinney

The Archer panels at the Television Critics Association press tour never fail to be entertaining and enthralling (or at least they’ve always been so for me, anyway), but rarely have they made me do a double-take the way today’s panel … Continue reading

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Flashing Back: Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman discuss “Nine to Five”

If you saw yesterday’s edition of “Watch This” on the Onion AV Club, then you already know that Eric Thurm shined the spotlight on the 1980 comedy Nine to Five, starring the unlikely trio of Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and … Continue reading

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Rick Gonzalez of “Reaper” on Spielberg, Cruise, and Gaga

In the very near future, I’m going to be posting a piece over at Popdose.com about the Reaper reunion special that’s going to be airing on FEARnet on Tuesday, May 28. ‘Til then, though, here’s a non-Reaper nugget or two … Continue reading

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Michael McKean sets the record straight on The Left Banke

In short order, you’ll be seeing my Random Roles with Michael McKean – who can currently be seen within the cast of Christopher Guest’s new HBO series, Family Tree, but when the piece pops up on the AV Club, it’ll … Continue reading

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Interview: Jane Withers

When I was pitched the opportunity to chat with Jane Withers in connection with Fox Cinema Archives’ reissue of seven of her films from the 1930s and 1940s on DVD—The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935), Paddy O’Day (1935), Little Miss … Continue reading

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Flashing Back with a Bunnyman: A Old Interview with Ian McCulloch

In the wake of getting the news that Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch is finally getting around to putting out another solo album – his fourth, if you’re counting – I found myself thinking back to 2001, when … Continue reading

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