Love is in the air-conditioning at the biggest "Star Trek" convention in the whole world. I am in hot-hot-hot Las Vegas, Nev., which is pretty darned weird, and having one of my greatest weekends ever.
Captain Kirk! Sure, he's all sorts of things, too (producer, director, vocalist, novelist, horseman, father -- oh, and mega-icon); but tonight, it's all about the Kirk. Or, more broadly: it's all about Shatner's brand-new documentary, The Captains.
As a cranky, sleep-deprived new parent in the throes of box sets by hipsters, I declared (on Twitter, no less) that there was absolutely no need for me to hear Kanye's latest magnum opus. Until I heard a track on YouTube.
A true example of the present-day American Dream in our world of social media, Justin Halpern went from tweeter, to book writer, to co-creator, co-executive producer and writer for his very own TV show in less than a year.