Outtakes

Outtakes

Saluting the unusual genius of David Letterman

David Letterman’s last show is Wednesday night. On the scale of shared cultural moments in America, it will be huge. And that’s as it should be,...


Outtakes

Regarding new music, when did I turn into my parents?

When it comes to contemporary music, I have officially become my father. This may be the year of our Lord 2015, but it might as well be 1973, with me playing the...


Outtakes

Facebook inflames political squabbles in families

As I type these words, I’m well aware that more of my Facebook “friends” will be clicking the “unfollow” button in the months ahead....

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