The following is a rewrite of this CNN piece, from a world in which I control the tone of mainstream media reporting. Streets in Baltimore looked like a war zone early Tuesday after a night of riots, fires and heartbreak, but to some, those same streets are as dangerous as a war zone every day of […]

If I told you last Thursday afternoon that a grainy picture of a dress, which is essentially an optical illusion, would be posted on Buzzfeed and become the number one national topic across pretty much every form of media, would you have thought it was possible?As dumb as the above description would have sounded as first, in hindsight the whole thing makes sense. It’s not about the dress or perception, it’s about ease of participation.

Was it a little sappy? Yes. Would you be a fan of Parks and Rec if you couldn’t handle a little sap? I don’t think so.

It was the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been listening to a podcast.

Last night was the night of all nights, the cream of the crop, America’s finest three and a half hours: the Oscars. Neil Patrick Harris swung in as host making everyone ask, “Hasn’t he done this already?” It was glitzy, it was glamorous, and it was generally one of the more boring shows I’ve ever seen.

I’m on a long and complicated journey sorting out my feelings about Taylor Swift. Here are my impression, song by song. Here it goes. I guess I really am reviewing a Taylor Swift album.

Welcome to A Playlist, a monthly post by the contributors to the Moss Blanket Review. We’ll pick a topic or theme and come up with a list of music once a month.

This month’s theme is Over and Over Again. We’re sharing the songs we can’t get out of our heads lately. Conclusions? The MBR team was really into Kanye this week. Actually, it’s pretty good bet most of the MBR team is into Kanye all the time.