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Multiplatform Editor — USA Today
Covers:  Health, Pop Culture, Entertainment, Celebrities, Movies, Television, Books, Music, Travel, Science

Multiplatform editor and pinch-hit writer for @USATODAYlife.

Trey Barrineau's Biography

Trey Barrineau is a multiplatform editor in USA TODAY's Life section, where he fine-tunes and enlivens content for online and print that spans entertainment, pop culture, technology and health. During his time there, he has been honored multiple times for outstanding headlines by the editors of "The Nation's Newspaper."

Trey was hired in 2000 immediately after completing USA TODAY's Loaner Program, a unique mid-career residency/internship that ...

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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

USA TODAY's now-defunct in-house monthly awards for outstanding headlines. I was a 13-time winner between 2000 and 2005. Starting in 2005, the award became a daily recognition of good work, and I'm honored to have been mentioned 17 times.


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.

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.

20 years ago today, ‘Pulp Fiction’ blew everybody away — On this date in 1994, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction landed in theaters, and you could make a strong argument that moviemaking hasn't been the same since. The ensemble cast, the interlocking stories, the non-linear story arc, the shocking violence, the dark humor - those elements had certainly existed in movies before, but they'd never been synthesized into a single narrative in such an audacious, organic way.
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Oct 21, 2014

"Run that baby": Watch Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee in 'All the President's Men'

Oct 21, 2014

Watch: '2001: A Space Odyssey' gets an all-new trailer

Oct 21, 2014

"My story is endless." Read Jack Kerouac's last interview:

Oct 21, 2014

"The press should have no rights that the average citizen does not have."

Oct 20, 2014

It's true -- Monica Lewinsky WAS the first person destroyed by the Internet:

Oct 19, 2014

RT @ProfJeffJarvis: A quiet Sunday morning. Had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, then used the power of stories to inform, inspire and ignite passions.

Oct 19, 2014


Oct 18, 2014

RT @JBNotes: "In acknowledging your 'rightness' on the this issue, I'm also going to invoke the 'spousal shut-up rule.' " ~ @treybarrineau

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