7 days ago | Rock 'n' Roll
Fifteen years ago I wrote an essay about Chuck Berry that in updated 1980 form remains a standard text of sorts, the Berry entry in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, so I'm embarrassed to report that there seems to be a lot...
13 days ago | Music Reviews
Jens Lekman will play three prestige NYC venues this coming week: Bowery Ballroom Saturday, Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, Rough Trade Monday. This is good news that came true the hard way. Back when he released Night Falls Over Kortedala in 2...
3 months ago | Music Reviews
Around the midpoint of Magic Bullets of Madness to Uplift Grief Magnets, the shorter of the two albums Jinx Lennon released in October, comes something seasonal for the ides of January. Over spare electronics by two pals from the Liverpool band Cl...
4 months ago | Books
Reviewing Michael Chabon's 2012 Telegraph Avenue, I ventured that — having already rolled out a comic-book novel that won a Pulitzer, a police procedural that won a Hugo, a Sherlock Holmes novel, a y.a. baseball novel, and a medieval swashbuckler ...
4 months ago | Country
Ultimately, it was due to the country smash "Girl Crush" that I drove to the Boston area on October 26 to interview Lori McKenna in her natural habitat, the big unluxurious cul-de-sac house in her native Stoughton that the 47-year-old artist share...
4 months ago | Donald Trump
1. No one I know is sleeping. Writing Friday morning, I've been at around four hours a night since Tuesday, and was pretty anxious Monday night too — her late Michigan visit worried me. I know I took half a Klonopin — the second of my life — one n...