Tag: Oprah Winfrey

Soul Serenade - Luther Vandross

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Luther Vandross, “Here And Now”

When Luther Vandross died in 2005 a storied career ended...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Lee Daniels, the eclectic director whose previous films include the grim Oscar-winner, Precious, and the pulpy The Paperboy takes on the...

2013 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides, Humor

Ol’ John Cougar’s Holiday Gift Guide

If’n y’all ain’t familiar with what ol’ John Cougar does round here these parts, go back and read some of my col-umms what with to...


Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Reasons to Be Hopeful (Or Not) on Tax Day

Happy Tax Day! A special shout-out to those of you who are operating under the delusion that your taxes have gone up this year – a belief...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Motörhead in Sweden, November ’00

I believe the children are our future. I also believe my future in politics would’ve been cut tragically short on November 3 if...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 1

We've invaded your browser, your radio dial, and your pop culture fantasies -- and now, at long last, it's time for us to snuggle up to...


Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jennifer Lopez

Wasn’t aware that Uncle Donnie had a hand in the movie business until I found this missive.  Of course, the...


Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Print, Profits, and “The Paper”

On November 5, the morning after Senator Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States of America, Oprah Winfrey...


Television, The Three Strike Rule

The Three Strike Rule: Tom Cruise on Oprah Winfrey, 5/2/08

Watching Tom Cruise appear on Oprah last week, I was surprised at how authentic he appeared. It reminded me of a conversation I had with a...


Music, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: How I Messed Up Everything for Everybody

Late last week it was reported that pop diva Mariah Carey had married actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony. Naturally, my first thought...