The Danger of Befriending Celebrities

Once upon a time, nightlife journalist Michael Musto didn’t set the strongest boundaries with the boldfaced names he covered.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 7, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,000 words)

The Art of Acceptance Speech Giving

Gearing up for the Emmys, Michael Musto looks back at some of the best, worst, and weirdest instances of performers expressing gratitude as they received their shiny trophies.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 20, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,135 words)

The Joy of Watching (and Rewatching) Movies So Bad They’re Good

In this personal and critical essay, Michael Musto sings the praises of his favorite cinematic clunkers.

Source: Longreads
Published: May 7, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,090 words)

The Problem With Nostalgia

Michael Musto argues that wearing rose-colored glasses always leads to an unfair distortion — looking back on the best of the past while comparing it to the worst of the present.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 5, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,048 words)

Every Day I Write the Book

In this personal essay, at 63, Michael Musto reveals how he keeps managing to add new chapters to the consistently unfolding story of his career.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 5, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,035 words)