Some projects and personal business have kept me blog-free for a few days. Some updates:

The Despicablimp, inspired by the movie "Despicable Me 2," will be in Akron, arriving sometime Monday and then giving media rides on Tuesday. (Heck, yes, I am riding.) So if you see a huge Minion in the sky, your eyes are not playing tricks. If I get some details on where it is flying, I will post them.

Arsenio Hall returns to late-night talk on Sept. 9 and I have a piece about his history and his plans here.

Saturday's HeldenFiles, about this and that, is here. One update: While Malcolm X Abram and I did talk Miley Cyrus for a video, technical problems arose and it was not posted.

This week's mailbag is here.