Let's get this out of the way: Hard drugs aren't really any fun at all. As any number of recent events prove, they rob some of the entertainment world's brightest lights of their souls before they eventually rob them of their lives. Okay. For all of their sometimes perceived glamor, there is noth ... More >>
It happens every Christmas: I look at my bank account. I cry. I decide that, instead of buying real presents, I will instead venture to Michael's Craft supplies, pick up some beads and glue sticks, and make something really special for people instead. Hence, the picture frames with glued-on ... More >>
The summer of our '80s youth in Adventureland.
Exceptional new albums you should check out that reside well below the surface...
Art meets rock at a raucous new MoCA exhibition.
A legitimate soul chanteuse prefers hits to headlines
Riot City Blues (Columbia) (RCA)
SFKS bids adieu.
Your pretty face is going to Dada
Less Than Jake dispenses more ska-flavored ear candy
Morning Kills the Dark (Pop Up Records)
Woman King (Sub Pop)
New York rockers dig their tusks into a new wave revival
Art Basel: another big-ass festival takes over Miami
At Home with Hanging
These DJs bring something to the table(s)
Everything for the First Time (Alive/Total Energy)
The Raven (Sire/Reprise)
Alice, Blood Money (Anti-)
Is This It (RCA)
La Terre Commune (Eminent Records)
Dog in the Sand (What Are Records?)
Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 (Virgin Records)
Letters for September 21, 2000
Water to Drink (Atlantic)
Sting and the art of corporate rock
Noise artiste Kenny 5 wreaks musical havoc
Freak Magnet , (Beyond)
Bringing Out the Dead
Why doesn't anyone buy this man's records?