In T.I.'s show -- and in his life -- it's all about the hustle

Even if rap music isn't one of your favorites, you'd find Tip "T.I." Harris interesting. The guy has a high-octane life -- something he's teaching in his reality competition show, "The Grand Hustle." Here's the story I sent to papers:

(Very interesting
story about T.I., the rap star, and his “Grand Hustle” reality
show on Thursdays.)

By Mike Hughes

Potent "Boss" adds fresh talent

In a reasonable world, "Boss" would have huge ratings and a mountain of Emmy nominations. The show crackles with great dialog and titanic political battles.

Our odd world, alas, has given the show tiny ratings and an Emmy snub. Maybe things will be different when the second season starts Friday, with Sanaa Lathan and others joining the show. Here's the story I sent to papers:


In politics – and in political
fiction – careers can be quick and combustible.