An Oral History of Bob Costas Having Pink Eye at the Olympics

A look back at Bob Costas’ eye infection during the 2014 Olympics, which led to Meredith Vieira becoming the first woman to host prime-time Olympics coverage solo and countless memes.

Source: Vulture
Published: Feb 16, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,452 words)

In Conversation: Quincy Jones

Living legend Quincy Jones tells it all and knows it all: how many songs Michael Jackson stole, which Beatles couldn’t actually play, everyone Marlon Brando slept with, who killed Kennedy, what happens when we die, and the moment God walks out of a room. David Marchese follows up on each fantastic digression in an interview with the world’s most virtuosic octogenarian.

Source: Vulture
Published: Feb 7, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,975 words)

Beware the Open-Plan Kitchen

Almost a decade after the speculation-driven financial crisis of 2008, the success of HGTV’s aspirational real-estate programming proves that house-flipping culture is alive, well, and potentially dangerous.

Source: Vulture
Published: Sep 20, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,879 words)

Kevin Smith’s Celebrity Reboot

Kevin Smith hosts six podcasts. He produces and appears on an AMC reality show that just got renewed for a seventh season. He preaches to a congregation of 3.24 million on Twitter and 2.8 million on Facebook. He tours the world. He’s in the business of giving his followers more and more Kevin Smith, and business is quite good.

Source: Vulture
Published: Sep 5, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,000 words)