Joan Jett's Video-Game Philosophy

I love this image of Joan Jett playing Gyruss in the 1987 movie Light of Day. In Light of Day, Jett plays Patti Rasnick, a rock-n-rolling single mom from Cleveland. Although Patti’s life is a mess, she finds existential—heck, spiritual—relief …

Neighborly Transaction

My neighbor waved hi on the sidewalk last Monday morning. “I saw your new piano,” he said. “My daughter plays in a private band.” The neighbor’s daughter is 14 years old. “What does she play?,” I asked. “What is a …