Steve Klein

I teach journalism at George Mason University and the University of Mary Washington. I love the Detroit Red Wings. I ride Trek. I play TaylorMade.


Celebrating the 2012-13 NHL season

When “Hockey Night in Canada” pays tribute to the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, well, it’s simply paying tribute to its own long-standing, honorable coverage of hockey in general. Celebrate and enjoy!

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You can call me … Chevy?

Here’s Paul Simon without Art Garfunkel — but replaced, in a manner of speaking, by a much younger Chevy Chase.

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New York, New York in about 4 minutes

I love these time-lapse videos. This one takes us all around the Big Apple in about 4 minutes. Cameron Michael shot, directed and produced this video. Thanks!

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Lord Stanley’s summer Cup plans

So, now that the Los Angeles Kings are the 2012-13 Stanley Cup champion, how will the Cup be spending its summer?

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The history of rock ‘n roll (really!)

Chicago guitarist Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take for a chronological history of rock n’ roll. You can see the full detailed list of all the artists, keys, and year of each song played in the 100 riffs plus the pedalboard, guitar and amplifier too! If I had to pick just […]

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Remembering D-Day

More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded on this day 68 years ago. Not many people remain who were involved in World War II, but these heroes should never be forgotten for their sacrifice on D-Day in 1944.

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Wanna be Kevin McCarthy?

Watch Mason grad Kevin McCarthy ask “really good question(s)” to director Ridley Scott and the cast of “Prometheus” — Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce.

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Top pop hits in Germany last year

Here are the 29 biggest pop hits of 2011 in Germany, according to Mashup-Germany.

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How about a burger with that McPaper?

Thirty years ago, it wasn’t hard to understand why readers began to flock to USA Today. It was in color. It featured graphics. The stories were short. There was this Al Neuharth-dictated emphasis on USA. Mainstream media made fun. Called it McPaper. Of course, McDonalds hasn’t done badly the past 30 years. But USA Today? […]

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Honoring our Veterans

AARP has a nice video feature on Rolling Thunder, a nonprofit organization dating back to 1995. Members bring attention to soldiers who are prisoners of war or missing in action. Annually on Memorial Day weekend, Veterans and non-veterans gather together in Washington, D.C., to ride through the city to remember and to remind. All the […]

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Memories of MacDougal Street in the Village

There are songs Rod MacDonald sings — “Every Living Thing,” “The Aliens Came In Business Suits,” and especially “American Jerusalem” — that resonate more in my memory, but this song, “Big Money,” from Rod’s latest CD, “Song of Freedom,” has a fun (and very political) YouTube video along with it. I go back a long […]

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‘My Time Is Now’

Nike knows how to do advertising, as you can see with its new Euro Cup epic commercial featuring the biggest names in soccer: Franck Ribéry, Wesley Sneijder, Neymar, Andres Iniesta, Mario Gotze, Gerard Pique, Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo. And all in 3 minutes. The ad features a match between the Netherlands and France, but […]

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.