Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Why Sean Connery Stumbled in His Final Turn as James Bond
'Never Say Never Again' was initially famous for what it brought back, but then later best known for what it lacked.
45 Years Ago: ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Debuts to a Brief Boycott
The show moved into TV's Top 10 most-watched shows six weeks later and remained there until it went off the air.
How Roger Moore Became a New James Bond for ‘Live and Let Die’
"I never saw what the fuss was about," he later said. "Hundreds of actors have played Hamlet."
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
How Technology Might Help Live Music Survive COVID-19
Crafty entrepreneurs and forward-thinking inventors are trying to smooth the way for a return to concerts and club shows.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Why George Lazenby Walked Away From James Bond
He had a comet-like presence in the series, arriving out of nowhere and leaving just as quickly.
35 Years Ago: ‘Red Dawn’ Celebrates Rugged Individualism, and Blowing Up Stuff
The film was meant to tell larger truths about resisting authority, but remains very much of its time.
40 Years Ago: Nick Nolte Makes Sure ‘North Dallas Forty’ Breaks Every Rule
A football film directed by someone with little knowledge of the sport, it actually featured almost no football.
How James Bond’s ‘Moonraker’ Confirmed an Unlikely Friendship
The Roger Moore era's fourth film attempted to stay relevant in a post-'Star Wars' movie landscape.
40 Years Ago: ‘The Warriors’ Come Out to Play, and Real Life Violence Ensues
Walter Hill's film unfolded like a spaghetti western-style odyssey, more than a gutsy docudrama. Then people started getting killed.