Heard It In A Song
The joy of finding a new song, plus national trauma, Nazi hunters, Elon Musk, and more.
What Might Have Been
A September 11th remembrance, plus 9/11 journalism, lightning bugs, Coach Prime in Colorado, Goodreads and Rotten Tomatoes, and more.
Remembering Jimmy Buffett, plus stories from the sea, Hollywood strikes in honor of Labor Day, Gen X, Dungeons and Dragons, and more.
What a Difference a Year Makes
A year in a new place, plus close calls at airports, Elon Musk, Wirecutter's slide, nearsightedness, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more.
Give The People What They Want
On the wisdom of hit songs at concerts, plus wildfires, nature writing, new media empires, and plumbers and plumbing.
A midweek edition that touches on a live professional golf event, plus celebrating rap's 50th, family secrets, Branson, MO (again), Banksy, and much more.
Moving as an act of love, plus Johnny Cash, art imitating life, Roger Ebert on why you should go to the movies, and much more.
A Respite From The Heat
A paean to that indoor life (specifically the movies) plus COVID origin stories, art deals of the rich and famous, more A.I. in journalism, the joys of short fiction, and more.
You Supposedly Had a Good Time Doing This Fun Thing, Right?
A complaint about a presumptuous Airbnb host, plus lots of travel writing, Barbie, and Oppenheimer.
Mission: Quite Possible
After a week off, Critical Linking is back with the stories on true crime, deep-sea and high-altitude mishaps, West Tennessee BBQ, concerts, and more.