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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. He lives in New Paltz, N.Y.
Miley, on top of the world. (Photo: mileycyrus on Instagram.)

Miley Cyrus is Not Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus is Not in Trouble, Miley Cyrus is Here to Stay

Reports of the pop star’s impending self-destruction have been exaggerated. Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, and He is the Devil’s Minion

Is the Santa Myth good for kids? Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms

Twenty years ago, “Hey Jealousy” climbed to #4 on the Billboard charts. A few months later, the man who wrote the song killed himself. Continue reading

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50 Years of Grassy Knoll: Why JFK Conspiracy Theory Lives On

Was JFK was gunned down by a demented loner with Communist sympathies? A Corsican assassin in the grassy knoll sent by mob boss Sam Giancana? His own Secret Service detail by mistake? Half a century later, questions still remain. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “The Reflex” by Duran Duran

When you finish reading this analysis by Greg Olear, the hidden meaning of “The Reflex” will no longer leave you answered with a ? Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Literary Character Names of All Time

Greg Olear whittles the Who’s Who of all of literature down to the 50 top names. Continue reading

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The Uncertainty Principle: Breaking Down the Last Two Episodes of “Breaking Bad”

As we head into the home stretch of one of the greatest shows of all time, Greg Olear peers into his crystal (meth) ball. One thing’s for sure: no one will be having an A-1 day. Continue reading

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The Sports Guy during his ESPN days.

Bill Simmons Meets the Fockers. Will He Defeat Them?

How the Sports Guy, the ESPN columnist turned NBA Countdown commentator, is a lot like Ben Stiller. Continue reading

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Rejected Aaron Sorkin TV Show Pitches

Aaron Sorkin came to HBO two years ago with six fully-formed shows for them to choose from. They picked “The Newsroom.” Here are the five they passed on. Continue reading

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Hedy was brainy.

Gender, Genius, Genesis & James Woods

Why is it so much more difficult to make a list of the smartest women than the smartest men? Continue reading

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Morphine - Live @ Westbeth Theatre, New York, USA, 29-10-1996

Only One Cure For Pain: Morphine and Mark Sandman, 14 Years Gone

Fourteen years ago, Morphine’s Mark Sandman died of a heart attack while playing a show in Italy. Greg Olear recalls the best live show he’s ever seen. Continue reading

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PRISM: Privacy Revoked In Security Measure

The NSA spies on us. All of us. All the time. Why aren’t we more pissed off about it? Continue reading

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