perry farrell, jeremy kahn

It must be tough being Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press sports writer. Your Pistons are going to the NBA finals, but everybody still thinks you’re the nutcase ex-Jane’s Addiction singer.
Plus, the Freep’s P.F. should, by all rights, have dibs to the name — the singer was born Peretz Bernstein. (Which would explain why he DJs under the moniker DJ Peretz.)
Which reminds me of my all-time favorite Explainer on Slate: Is there any relation between Marty Peretz and the Meretz Party?
Which reminds me to congratulate Friend of Jeremy Kahn, who was recently named managing editor of Peretz’s The New Republic.