Journalist Jack Lessenberry is known for his political commentary on Michigan Radio, as well as his weekly columns in the Metro Times. He is also revered for his award-winning coverage of Geoffrey Fieger and Jack Kevorkian’s many assisted-suicide trials, which appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire and the New York Times. Here, the always entertaining writer shares his views on the Soviet National Anthem, dreaded “W” and love of his life.

What is your favorite color?

Some restful and warm shade of blue.

What is your favorite song?

The Soviet National Anthem. No, really.

What is your favorite restaurant?

The late, lamented Golden Mushroom.