Gael Fashingbauer Cooper's personal Weblog, Pop Culture Junk Mail, was included on Entertainment Weekly’s August 2006 list of “100 Web sites you must know now,” and The New York Times has called it “one of the best places to explore pop culture online.” She was also named #90 on USA Today.com’s list of Top Pop Culture People for 2002. Along with pop culture, Generation X long has been a focus of hers. In a cover story for the Atlantic Monthly, noted sociologists Neil Howe and William Strauss included her in a short list of “emerging young writers” of “generation-defining prose.” Howe and Strauss also quoted her in their seminal nonfiction book “Gen 13: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?” She is an entertainment producer at MSNBC.com.
Brian Bellmont is a former local television news reporter and national broadcast producer who’s helped coordinate news coverage for shows including “Inside Edition,” “American Journal,” and the “MacNeill/Lehrer News Hour.” For the past 15 years, Brian has used his experience as a journalist to help companies and organizations get the media's attention. His eponymous Minneapolis-based public relations agency, Bellmont Partners Public Relations, has worked closely with thousands of newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and radio and TV programs. In addition to being an award-winning food writer, he continues to contribute pieces on TV, movies, books, theater, writing and marketing to MSNBC.com and other online and print publications. He has interviewed and written about dozens of pop-culture icons, from Batman (Adam West) to The Beav (Jerry Mathers).
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