Selling Out Before You’re Even a Hit

The popularity cycle is the shortest it has ever been. Pop culture used to live according to The Five Stages of Life As An Actor, credited to Hugh O'Brian. (1) “Who is Hugh O’Brian?”(2) “Get me Hugh O’Brian!”(3) “Get me a Hugh O’Brian type.”(4) “Get me a young Hugh O’Brian.”(5) “Who is Hugh O’Brian?”And whether it …

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Richard Matheson Wrote Everything You Like

I was listening to The Writers' Almanac for February 20, and Garrison Keillor noted it was the birthday of Richard Matheson. He passed away in June 2013. Matheson is a writer I've known and admired for many years, but the show caused me to dig into his work a little.I soon discovered he was involved …