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Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson is a contributing editor at MEL. He writes about film and pop culture for Screen International, Rolling Stone and Vulture.

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‘My Way’ Has Always Been the Anthem of Despicable Men

The Frank Sinatra standard, which even he hated, is the soundtrack to funerals and Donald Trump’s presidency. Why do guys get off on its endless self-pity?

For Yet Another Presidency, America Turns Its Weary Ears to Garth Brooks

Country’s master of corny is performing for his sixth president — ‘a statement of unity.’ Here’s hoping he dusts off ‘Friends in Low Places,’ an ode to getting drunk and forgetting your ex

How ‘Jenny From the Block’ Went From Jennifer Lopez’s Triumph to Ben Affleck’s Shame

The 2002 smash single (and especially its video) is a permanent monument to the legacy of Bennifer — and a reminder of all the reasons the world (unfairly) hated the couple