Heroes in perpetuity

One of my journalistic heroes is The Onion’s entertainment writer, Jackie Harvey, whose column is called The Outside Scoop. The whole notion of writing about writing about entertainment and popular culture can be a perilous one. If one is not properly briefed, it is rife with solecisms and observations that are not properly au courant. Jackie goes one further by regularly getting names wrong. He’s a journo I can really empathise with when I enter the same territory, my fingers trembling over the keyboard lest I type and then post something irredeemably naff and outmoded. But go there I will in this post. Jackie also regularly succumbs to Oscars fever, so I may well be returning to him in a few weeks time.Read More »