USA TODAY Executive Editor. Writes sometimes, frets always. RTs are fun but reporting is better.

Milt Hoffman: USA TODAY recalls veteran journalist

lohud.com — David Colton, executive editor at USA TODAY and former Journal News staffer, remembers veteran Westchester journalist Milt Hoffman When I was a young reporter for Westchester-Rockland Newspapers in the 1970s, Milton Hoffman was the only editor you needed to know. Not that you could miss him.

Our guide to 2014's best graphic novels and collections

usatoday.com — Folks are hanging mistletoe, candy canes are in vogue and It's cold outside - well, in the most places. That can only mean one thing: USA TODAY's fanboy triumvirate of David Colton, John Geddes and Brian Truitt have picked their favorite graphic novels and comic-book collections of the year.

Vincent Price and friends mix yikes! and yuks on DVD

usatoday.com — Scares are everywhere this Halloween week, some real, some imagined, so much so that watching a modern horror film with the kids is the last thing on parents' minds. That's what makes this month's release of The Vincent Price Collection II, a seven-film, four-disc Blu-ray set from Scream Factory, such a spooky (and safe) time capsule of 1960s matinee frights.

Bradlee-Neuharth 'feud' fueled two egos

usatoday.com — How the Ben Bradlee-Al Neuharth feud fueled two egos. Ben Bradlee, who died Tuesday at age 93, was best known for taking on Richard Nixon. But here at USA TODAY, the iconic editor of The Washington Post was one of the earliest and harshest critics of The Nation's Newspaper.

Dick Smith, movie makeup master, dies at 92

lohud.com — Dick Smith, the Larchmont native who became a Hollywood makeup legend - turning Linda Blair into a demon in "The Exorcist" and Marlon Brando into an aging mafia don in "The Godfather" - has died at age 92. Smith's death, which came after a long illness, was announced by his friend and fellow makeup artist Rick Baker on Thursday.

Movie makeup master Dick Smith dies at 92

usatoday.com — Dick Smith, the Hollywood makeup legend who turned Linda Blair into a demon in The Exorcist and Marlon Brando into an aging mafia don in The Godfather, has died at the age of 92.

Violent flare-ups in Ukraine and Gaza need to kept in proper perspective

usatoday.com — With Twitter ablaze with tweets of war and terror, and cable news airing carnage at the top of every hour, it's easy to think the world is unraveling. Especially now, when troubles loom from Gaza to Ukraine and beyond.

Voices: Why we need Godzilla more than ever

usatoday.com — In an era of 9/11, Katrina, tsunamis and typhoons, is it too soon for Godzilla to return? The monstrous truth is that the Big G has always been a creature of his times, thundering ashore like a force of nature, yes, but making a gigantic political statement as well.

Passages 2013: Remembering those we lost

usatoday.com — Remembering those who left us in 2013, the talented, the influential and, in a few cases such as Nelson Mandela, the very great. "Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you ...

Our guide to 2013's best graphic novels and collections

usatoday.com — USA TODAY's fanboy triumvirate picks 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Black Beetle' and 'Fifth Beatle' as some of 2013's best. Every Yuletide, Eisner Award-nominated Brian Truitt and USA TODAY's other comic-book enthusiasts, David Colton and John Geddes, compile their Super Gift Guide, the best collections and graphic novels from the past year.
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May 24, 2015

'The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long,' -- Family statement on death of Jerry Stiller's wife, Anne Meara.

May 24, 2015

Anne Meara dead at 85. Most will note she is Ben Stiller's mother, but Stiller and Meara were a breakthrough comedy team in the 50s/60s.

May 24, 2015

'They erased my selfie.' What the idiot who ran on the court to take a picture with Federer said after he was grabbed at the French Open.

May 22, 2015

Washington's Jim Vance says tonight is his last 11 pm newscast. He'll still do the 6.

May 22, 2015

By 62-37, Senate approves 'fast track' trade bill. House next in June. usat.ly/1Hnlv05 via @usatoday

May 22, 2015

Derek who? Struggling Didi Gregorius, batting .214, hits three-run homer, his first.

May 22, 2015

Nearly 300 Clinton emails about Benghazi to be released by State Department shortly.

May 21, 2015

'Will serve only to weaken conservative candidates.' Huckabee latest to skip Iowa Straw Poll. onpolitics.usatoday.com/2015/05/21/huc…

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