Articles by "The Current Big Thing" Bryan Micklus

About "The Current Big Thing" Bryan Micklus (2 Articles)
I'm an award-winning writer and editor here at The Vortex Effect. In addition to my "Current Big Column", I also write the occasional film, television, or music review.

In My Ears: Platinum, by Miranda Lambert

June 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Full disclosure: I’m a Miranda Lambert Fan. I have all her albums. Even that little four-song EP (The Dead Flowers EP) she put out between Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Revolution. That said, over the last week or so, I’ve given her new record, Platinum, a few spins, and it’s in my ears again right now. The first couple of songs are good. The title track plays second, and it’s a fun little tune. And I really like the third cut, Little Red Wagon. I was all ready to tell you the album doesn’t really take off until that song plays. And then Smokin’ and Drinkin’, the album’s fourth cut, [...]

Review: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

January 15, 2014 // 2 Comments

Host: Jerry Seinfeld Format:  Talk/Interview Website: http://www.comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com (also available on Crackle.com) Runtime: 11-18 minutes per episode Official Score: 4 Stars I think Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” might be my favorite web series ever. I haven’t seen that many web series, and I think people who don’t really -love- comedy might be a little bit bored (after all, the show is exactly what the title says it is– a couple of comics on a car ride and then getting a cup of coffee together) by it, but I absolutely [...]
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