The Oscars Might Have Forgotten Joan Rivers, but We Won’t

This article is from our friends at Trunkworthy Simple oversight? Technicality? Revenge for all those years of red-carpet commentary? Whatever the reason the Academy had for leaving Joan out of their In Memoriam tribute, we’ll take the excuse to revisit our tribute to her with this Trunkworthy clip from Louis C.K.’s show Louie. Because there…

Directing Freaks And Geeks

This essay originally appeared in Freaks And Geeks: The Complete Series [Deluxe Yearbook Edition] When Judd called me up for the first time in February 1999 and asked me if I’d like to direct the pilot for Freaks and Geeks, there was one thought that came to mind: How did this guy get my home…

Lesley Gore Was So Much More Than “It’s My Party”

This article is from our friends at Trunkworthy Gore’s legacy runs much deeper than the three or four songs you’ll hear in today’s tributes. Even the headlines announcing Lesley Gore’s passing unfortunately suggest how underappreciated she is. Most seem to refer to her as “The Singer of ‘It’s My Party.’ ” And we get it—it…