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  • 5 days ago | Lists

    Ten years ago, vinyl sales in the United States struggled to get to a million. Last year about 7.9 million vinyl LPs were sold in the United States alone, up 49% from the year before. America’s few vinyl record factories are unable to keep up with...

  • 2014 has been a year of the tragic and the absurd, with the former just about edging it. Israel-Hamas, ISIS, the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Robin Williams, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines tragedies (twice!); the list of events that will cha...

  • 8 months ago | Music News

    After Jay Z and Beyoncé did not attend Kanye West's wedding to Kim Kardashian, rap fans put forward a theory that Yeezus is articulating his indignation by censoring Jay Z's name from his recent live performances. But weep not; they weren't...

  • 9 months ago | Arts

    The trajectory of the life of a rock 'n' roll star and the Hollywood movie go hand in hand. Our protagonist is often a tortured genius, raised from the gutter to the glitz and glamour of fame, drunk on its toxic alchemy of drink, drugs, and destru...

  • 9 months ago | Arts

    To us mere plebeians, social media is often a voyeuristic peek into the glamorous idiocy of celebrity. We get to see their endless slew of selfies, obtain a first glance at whatever new thing they are trying to sell us, and we can chuckle at their...

  • 9 months ago | Lists

    As Robin Thicke's Paula plummets down the Billboard album charts faster than Chris Christy on a bungee cord, pop's prince of parody Weird Al Yankovic just scored his first chart topping release. His new album Mandatory Fun is his best in years, an...