Author Archives: Greg Olear

Greg Olear

About Greg Olear

Greg Olear (@gregolear) is a founding editor of The Weeklings and the author of the novels Totally Killer and Fathermucker, an L.A. Times bestseller.
5sos-shes-kinda-hot-cover

Don’t Believe Me, Just Watch: The 30 Greatest Pop Songs of 2015 (and 20 of the Worst)

These hits, that ice cold Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold. Continue reading




Posted in 50 Greatest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments
Design by Bianca Tanis and Matt Maley.

Rotten to the (Common) Core: An Interview with Bianca Tanis

Everything you wanted to know about Common Core testing standards but you didn’t have time to ask because you’re teaching to the test. Continue reading




Posted in Current Events | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
The author, on Halloween. Trump Monster.

43 Things I’d Talk About If You Took Me Out Today For My 43rd Birthday

Today is my birthday. Here are some random thoughts, most of them not birthday related, which you should read because hey, it’s my birthday. Also: there are jokes. Continue reading




Posted in Memoir, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments
Beneath the steely 2016 Hillary is 1993 Hillary. Set her free!

The Case for Hillary

Barack and Bernie, Biden and Benghazi, Warren and Whitewater…meh. Why every progressive American should be backing Hillary Rodham Clinton. Continue reading




Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments
Nick-Carter-and-Sharna-Burgess-dance-Cha-Cha-Cha

DWTS 21: Projections and Predictions for Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars

Greg Olear’s projections for the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations, The Arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment
trump

Saturday Short: The Definition of “Trump”

The real meaning of “trump.” Continue reading




Posted in Current Events | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments
Are we clear?

The Worst People in America: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is the biggest movie star of my lifetime. He’s also the public face of a hateful cult. Continue reading




Posted in Worst People in America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments
binbooks

The Reading of Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden reading “New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11” is like Lee Harvey Oswald curling up with “Crossfire.” Continue reading




Posted in Current Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
284A5FD800000578-0-image-m-53_1430723884915

“Mad Men” Endings We Don’t Want to See

Will Matthew Weiner stick the ending? Or stick it where the sun don’t shine? Continue reading




Posted in The Arts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment