Vanity Fair: “How to Interview Bob Marley.” On the 35th anniversary of the singer’s death, a onetime radio disc jockey recalls her sit-down with the reggae legend in what turned out to be his final days.
The New York Times: “The 700-Doll Question.” Essay on the sturm and drang of selling my mother’s doll collection after she died. Be sure to read the comments from readers. There’s also a link embedded in the essay to a short film made about the topic: The Doll Dilemma. Or click here.
Maya Angelou. News & Record/Go Triad cover. What an honor to be invited into Dr. Angelou’s home to talk about her latest cookbook, and so much more.
Dame Magazine: “Casey Kasem Didn’t Have to Die Like That.” One of the late iconic DJ’s colleagues laments his passing, and recalls caring for her own ailing mother during her final days.
The New York Times: “What Makes This Radio DJ Roll?” A Q&A with legendary New York rock radio DJ Carol Miller. In addition to dating and interviewing a who’s who of rock stars, she’s battled cancer for over 40 years.
AOL / Travel: “Montreal with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day”
MORE magazine: “Foreign Affairs”
The New York Times: “Weekend Radio in New York City”
The New York Times: “The Lonely Song of the Night Bird (Alison Steele)” October 29, 1995. Alison was my radio idol when I was a teenager, and a friend and co-worker 20 years later. She died September 27th, 1995.
O. Henry magazine is subtitled “The Art and Soul of Greensboro.” It’s one of the best looking and entertaining magazines anywhere. Amazingly, it’s free. I’m honored to be a part of it.
My Dance with Online Dating. Northwest Observer, January 17, 2014
Julie Klam. News & Record. Julie is one of the funniest, warmest writers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. This article is about her New York Times bestseller You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs taught Me the Secrets of Happiness. Below is a podcast we did to accompany the piece.
Columbia University Business School: Rush Limbaugh Speaks. I got to know Rush when we lived in the same building in Manhattan. Regardless of his views, I’ve always admired him as a radio genius and consummate performer. When I attended the executive M.B.A. program at Columbia University, I enticed him to speak there. It caused such an uproar, extra security was brought in for the event.
Paul Shaffer interview for his memoir We’ll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Show-biz Saga. News & Record/Go Triad. Paul is another celebrity who lived in my Manhattan apartment building. He finally put his amazing life into a rollicking book that also chronicles half a century of popular culture.
Cameron Kent interview for his novel The Road to Devotion. News & Record/Go Triad. Everyone in the Triad (Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC) knows NBC affiliate news anchor Cameron Kent. What many don’t know is that he’s also an accomplished writer.