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Multiplatform editor and writer for @USATODAYlife.

Trey Barrineau's Biography

TREY BARRINEAU is a multiplatform editor and writer in USA TODAY's Life section, where he aggregates and writes blog entries and stories, manages the Life website's presentation on mobile and desktop platforms, and creates posts for the newspaper's branded social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

During his time at USA TODAY, Trey has been honored multiple times for outstanding headlines, and his articles and blog posts ...

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Kanye West's 'Twisted Fantasy' contains a beautiful reality -

Kanye West's 'Twisted Fantasy' contains a beautiful reality -

'Pirate': Not really musical theater's finest 'arrrr!' -

'Pirate': Not really musical theater's finest 'arrrr!' -

They were never born, but they'll live forever -

They were never born, but they'll live forever -

Hainer Awards

Best print headline in USA TODAY for July 2014. Best print headline in USA TODAY for May 2014. Best print headline in USA TODAY for December 2013. Prior to that, a 13-time winner in USA TODAY's monthly Hainer Awards competition from 2001-2006.


2008 - General
Part of a team recognized for exceptional deadline coverage of the Oscars.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Sports reporter, Hickory Daily Record, Hickory, N.C.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, but never for work.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is making news personal and sharable, which encourages people to become immersed in stories.

When Prince blew off ‘We Are the World,’ things soured for him — Right about now 30 years ago, Prince could do no wrong. His mega-selling album Purple Rain was riding atop the charts (it stayed at No. 1 from Aug. 4, 1984 until January 1985), and the movie based on the album, released in July 1984, finished as the year's 11th-highest-grossing film.

Watch: Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee in ‘All the President’s Men’ — Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died Tuesday at the age of 93, was a larger-than-life figure in American public life. So when the film version of All the President's Men, based on the Watergate book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, hit movie screens in 1976, it was only fitting that Jason Robards would give a larger-than-life portrayal of Bradlee.

Watch: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ gets an all-new trailer — Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey is such an influential film that none other than Ridley Scott, the man who created Alien and Blade Runner, declared in 2007 that nothing in the genre would ever surpass it. And now, lucky moviegoers in Great Britain are going to find out exactly what Scott means.

Read Jack Kerouac’s last interview before he died — Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac, who died 45 years ago today at the age of 47, remains an intriguing figure in popular culture. He's been the subject of - or a peripheral character in - several recent movies, most notably: Neal Cassidy (2007), a profile of Kerouac's friend and literary muse starring Tate Donovan.

Don’t you care? Al Pacino’s ‘…And Justice For All’ turns 35 today — Before there was "Say hello to my little friend!" and "Hoo-ah!" there was "Don't you care? Don't you even care?" and " OUT OF ORDER! YOU'RE OUT OF ORDER! THE WHOLE TRIAL IS OUT OF ORDER!" Thirty-five years ago today, ... And Justice for All landed in theaters.

A musical salute to Tim Hauser of Manhattan Transfer — Music fans around the world were saddened by Thursday's death of Tim Hauser, the founder of vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. Their seamless fusion of pop and jazz made them a popular act from the 1970s on, and they won eight Grammys between 1980 and 1991.

Erykah Badu busks in Times Square, earns less than $4 — Eccentric R&B singer Erykah Badu, last seen posing as DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, popped up today in a grainy video that appears to document her spectacularly unsuccessful attempt to busk at Times Square. Or a really bad publicity stunt. Net proceeds: Less than $4 for a half-hour of public singing by a Grammy winner who's sold millions of records.

This re-enactment of a Bath & Body Works rant is hilarious — Way back in 2012, a certain "Angela" from Neenah, Wis., had a really bad customer experience at her local Bath & Body Works, so she posted a 12-minute rant about it on YouTube. The Internet only recently discovered this treasure-trove of hilarious rage, and it's finally getting the viral attention it deserved.

Erykah Badu sings for money in Times Square, gets less than $4 — Eccentric R&B singer Erykah Badu, last seen posing as DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, popped up today in a grainy video showcasing a spectacularly unsuccessful busking excursion to Times Square. Net proceeds: Apparently, less than $4 for a half-hour of public vocalization by a Grammy-winning singer.

Bill Murray to sing Christmas carols — Bill Murray is getting into the Christmas spirit - and we're not talking Scrooged , either. "We're going to do it like a little movie," Murray tells Variety about the project, which is in its early stages. "It won't have a format, but it's going to have music. It will have texture.
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Oct 25, 2014

RT @JBNotes: More than 6200 power packs assembled to help kids in Fairfax County. #MDDay

Oct 24, 2014

Celebrating my Corolla's 10th birthday by getting its airbags replaced. #niceairbags

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MrGeorgeWallace: A funny thing for a movie would be a series of mishaps. Hahaha. Someone needs to make a movie with some damn mishaps. Shout out to mishaps.

Oct 23, 2014

Ebola in New York: If it can make it there, it can make it anywhere #sorry

Oct 23, 2014

How the world soured on Prince after he blew off 'We Are the World':

Oct 22, 2014

RT @joshgondelman: The news keeps showing that squiggly Ebola germ like we're going to see it around town, recognize it, and cross the street.

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