Bill Barol

Bill Barol writes Blather, a daily Weblog on pop culture and the news, from Los Angeles.

Music
Aug. 26 2003 10:58 AMHasten Down the WindWarren Zevon's sad, sweet final album.
Music
March 7 2003 11:38 AMThe Other Beach BoysA new compilation proves that Brian Wilson needed them, too.
Culturebox
May 15 2002 3:55 PMBless This House ShowThe beguiling realness of real-estate TV.
Culturebox
Jan. 24 2002 6:04 PMFrom a Sparkling PlanetEsquivel was more than a lounge-music oddity.
Culturebox
Oct. 29 2001 2:45 PMThe Overstuffed World of AIPRemembering the world's greatest producer of bikini-spy-blaxploitation flicks.
Blorple Falls
March 13 2001 3:00 AM
Articles
Sept. 7 2000 3:00 AMMindy!
Shopping
Aug. 1 2003 12:56 PMWould You Like Fries With That Endive?Taste-testing fast food salads.
Shopping
July 24 2002 4:35 PMAphrodisiacs on CDCan those TV love-song albums get you in the mood?
Shopping
Feb. 7 2002 12:29 PMCatalogologyThe pseudoscience of winnowing your catalog pile.
Shopping
Oct. 30 2001 11:46 AMTracking Tricks and TreatsFive kids and one adult rank Halloween candies.
Culturebox
Oct. 3 2001 3:00 AMMusic for TV DinnersThe enduring charm of disposable pop music.
Blorple Falls
Dec. 19 2000 3:00 AM
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Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.