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  • 9 years ago

    In 1983, when Klaus Nomi died of "gay cancer," the underground punk-opera singer was mostly unknown beyond his small circle of friends and fans. It's a familiar story about a guy who moves to New York to become a star and doesn't, quite. An immigr...

  • 10 years ago

    Works with rhetorical questions for titles too often invite the critical abuse they inspire: "Why Can't This Be Love?" Van Halen coyly ask in a song that just about justifies domestic violence, if not actual homicide; at the end of the day, only c...

  • 10 years ago

    Control, indeed. Put damage in front of it and you get a concise description of the casual conspiracy of silence that enveloped Ian Curtis's bandmates, friends, and lovers after his suicide in 1980. Anyone who cares to already knows the ambitious ...

  • 10 years ago

    Life Lesson 1: Fear No Fear SONNY ARONSON, 33 Documentary filmmaker Fort Greene, Brooklyn I always marvel at filmmakers who stay so compartmentalized in their role as a director or producer or cameraperson that they manage to avoid learning how to...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    SYNOPSIS In which Uncle LD bids loyal and devoted listeners adieu with a panoply of lovely noises and words. What a year it's been, he muses, half to himself]. He urges all lovers of music and life and liberty etc. to protest the dumbing down of o...

  • 10 years ago

    SYNOPSIS In which Uncle LD plays more chaotic trash for your delectation in an extended mix of honoring Queer Pride in all its glory or whatever. Actually, Uncle LD wants you to know that while you're keenly listening to this, he's away down south...


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