Author: Peter Chakerian

Peter Chakerian is an award-winning writer, reporter and journalist. In over 18 years, his byline has appeared in The Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Sun Newspapers, Cleveland Magazine, Northern Ohio Live, Scene Magazine, Cleveland Free Times, America Online, Blogcritics.org, and dozens of other publications throughout the Midwest. A lifelong Clevelander, Chakerian is a graduate of Cleveland State University and the Managing Editor of CoolCleveland.com – a subscription-based, "e-blast" electronic newsletter delivered to tens of thousands of Northeast Ohio residents every week. His new book on Cleveland's impact on popular culture arrives this fall. Chakerian lives in Bay Village, Ohio with his wife and two children.
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21st-Century Digital Boy, Television

21st Century Boy: “HawthoRNe,” a “V” Reboot, and Conan O’Boring

HawthoRNe in My Pride: TNT’s new “sensitive” medical drama kicked off June 16 and appeared, at least at first glance, to...

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21st-Century Digital Boy, Television

21st Century Digital Boy: Rescue Me, Grey’s Marriages, Bargains, “Can We Talk?” and the NBA

Rescue Me OK, I’m finally ready to proclaim what a lot of you already have: the FX network’s Tuesday night show Rescue Me is...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music”

It’s hard to believe (for those of us who lived it, anyway) that it’s been fifteen years since Kurt Cobain committed suicide....

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21st Century Digital Boy: Hulu, “Star Trek,” “Idol” Loss, and “Jon & Kate”

Jon & Kate Plus … Date?: Can’t help but start with the worst first. If there’s one thing that’s certain in...

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21st Century Digital Boy: TV Turn-Offs, Sylar Knifed, and Bye-Bye Dorothy

Peter Chakerian is back from celebrating TV Turn-Off Week -- and in his latest installment of 21st Century Digital Boy, he looks at how far...

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21st-Century Digital Boy, Television

21st Century Digital Boy: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies

Your 21st Century Digital Boy has had quite a weekend: ham, potato salad, green bean casserole and plenty o’ gleaning and gossip on...

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21st-Century Digital Boy, Television

21st Century Digital Boy: Adapt, Migrate, or Die — “ER,” “Guiding Light,” and “Life on Mars”

After 15 big red-letter seasons, NBC’s ER came to an end on Thursday night, earning its largest audience in nearly three...

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21st Century Digital Boy: “ER” (D.O.A.), Watching the “Detective,” and How TV Can “Mann” Up

If you’re a TV junkie, you’re waiting for the end of an era, or reeling from a hairpin, unorthodox beginning of a new one...

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21st Century Digital Boy: TV Series Finales Always (Frakking) Suck

Television programming executives despise smart, engaged viewers. Like, uh, me, for instance. I’m the kind of guy who jacks up their...