Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY

Patrick Ryan

USA TODAY

New York, NY, United States

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  • USA TODAY
  • Statesman Journal
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • Enquirer
Past:
  • The Tennessean
  • The News Leader
  • North Jersey News
  • Commercial Appeal
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The Spectrum
  • The News-Star
  • GoSanAngelo.com
  • El Paso Times
  • Rochester D and C
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Recent articles by Patrick:

Rolling Stones: 'Normal People' star Paul Mescal dances in tight tank in new 'Scarlet' video

Fresh off an acting Emmy nomination, "Normal People" star Paul Mescal takes the lead in the Rolling Stones' new music video for "Scarlet." → Read More

Psychedelic Furs talk new album, Rock Hall snub and 'mixed blessing' of 'Pretty in Pink'

The Psychedelic Furs are back Friday with "Made of Rain," their first new album in nearly 30 years. The band on its pop culture resurgence and more. → Read More

Review: 'Muppets Now' on Disney+ is an occasionally inspired but mostly charmless reboot

Miss Piggy, lifestyle coach? "Muppets Now" on Disney+ gives the classic puppets a YouTube-friendly revamp, but the results are more cringe than cute. → Read More

Emmys 2020 snubs: Nicole Kidman, 'Westworld,' Aaron Paul miss out on top nominations

The Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday, but these shows and stars shockingly missed out. → Read More

Review: 'Folklore' is the album Taylor Swift was born to make

On stripped-down surprise album "Folklore," Taylor Swift goes full singer-songwriter. And she has never sounded better. → Read More

Alex Trebek opens up about cancer, 'last days' in new memoir: 'Death is part of life'

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek gets frank about life, death and his Stage 4 cancer struggle in new memoir "The Answer Is...," out Tuesday. → Read More

'This is unusual': Sara Bareilles recalls strip club show, talks new series 'Little Voice'

"Love Song" singer Sara Bareilles pulls from her early days as a songwriter for new Apple TV+ series "Little Voice," streaming Friday. → Read More

Review: Haim's 'Women in Music Pt. III' is the sunny-sad soundtrack of summer

Sister trio Haim is back Friday with third album "Women in Music Pt. III," which takes on darker themes of depression and sexism with folk-rock style. → Read More

Rolling Stones share unreleased song 'Criss Cross,' announce 'Goats Head Soup' reissue

The Rolling Stones are back with new music after releasing "Livin' in a Ghost Town' in April, unveiling the rollicking "Criss Cross." → Read More

Eminem slams Drew Brees, people who refuse to wear masks in new Kid Cudi song

Detroit rapper Eminem takes no prisoners on timely new song "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady" with Kid Cudi. → Read More

'Just wear a mask!': Rita Wilson reflects on her 'scary' COVID experience, making music in lockdown

In an interview with USA TODAY, Rita Wilson opens up about her new music, coronavirus recovery and why people should wear masks: "It's so easy to do." → Read More

35 years later, Queen's Live Aid show is still one of the greatest concerts ever

For six songs and 22 euphoric minutes, Queen's Freddie Mercury made rock history at Live Aid, a benefit concert held 35 years ago on July 13, 1985. → Read More

Joel Schumacher, 'Batman' and 'St. Elmo's Fire' director, dies at 80

Joel Schumacher, best known for directing "St. Elmo's Fire" and two "Batman" movies in the 1990s, has died at 80, after battling cancer. → Read More

25 years later, is 'Showgirls' still the worst movie ever made?

New documentary "You Don't Nomi" looks back at the legacy of Elizabeth Berkley's 1995 erotic thriller "Showgirls," a so-bad-it's-good cult classic. → Read More

He's 'a monster': 'On the Record' gives first-hand accounts of Russell Simmons rape claims

After Oprah Winfrey left the project on the eve of its Sundance premiere, sexual assault documentary "On the Record" comes to HBO Max Wednesday. → Read More

Jimmy Buffett talks releasing a new album during a pandemic and why he stopped drinking margaritas

Fins up, Parrotheads! Jimmy Buffett is back with new album "Life on the Flip Side" on Friday, his first in seven years. The singer talks to USA TODAY. → Read More

'Chromatica' review: Lady Gaga's euphoric dance-pop return is her best album in a decade

Paws up! Lady Gaga is back with her long-awaited sixth album "Chromatica," out Friday, which delivers on the dance-pop promise of her best-known hits. → Read More

Where to watch Bruce Springsteen and Dropkick Murphys' historic Fenway Park concert with no audience

Bruce Springsteen will join Dropkick Murphys remotely as the Celtic rockers play an empty Fenway Park on Friday for a historic concert. → Read More

7 delicious, easy cocktails you can make at home this Memorial Day

Want to mix up your boring drink routine? Here are seven fun cocktails to make for your next Zoom happy hour or socially-distanced Memorial Day party. → Read More

'Laurel Canyon': Mamas and the Papas singer on the 'very big highs and lows' of '60s music scene

If you've ever wondered what it'd be like living next door to Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash, look no further than Epix docuseries "Laurel Canyon." → Read More