Octoberween: ‘Treehouse of Horror V: Time and Punishment’

Friends, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Rooster Illusion, which I am killing again. October 31st, 2019: “Friends, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Rooster Illusion, which I am killing again.” —Octoberween: Treehouse of Horror V: Time and Punishment, written by me, just now, announcing the re-deadening…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years” is an Irresistible Tour Through Familiar Territory

There are precious few moments in 20th century pop culture that have been explored as widely and deeply in books, magazines, and films as the ten years during which The Beatles were performing and making music together. The basic arc of their story, from ragtag Liverpudlian club band to pop music innovators, has been told,…