Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues
By James Fearnley
Faber & Faber
In case you hadn't noticed, there's been a veritable Tsunami of rock bios recently. I blame Dylan myself. Previously the province of lazily ghostwritten quick cash in hagiographies, the huge critical (and commercial) succ ... More >>
Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
You don't do stuff to Martha Stewart and then wipe your hands on the curtains.
And you don't write a book questioning her motherhood skills.
Still, I must say Martha is being very cool about her daughter's new tome that takes swipes at her without spraying her with Fantastik afterward.
On her Hal ... More >>
Melissa HamiltonGabrielle Hamilton celebrates with rosé champagne (and maybe tomatoes).
Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune restaurant is riding high on the hog this year, having written a wildly successful memoir Blood, Bones & Butter, released in March, and being named Best Chef: New York Ci ... More >>
via EV GrieveRemember that mysterious novel that was appearing, page by page, in locations around the East Village? Alas, those pages seem to have disappeared without a trace, perhaps due to rain, perhaps to a novelist abandoning efforts (or, dare we hope, a book deal?). But our East Village ... More >>
There's something screamingly missing from Alan Arkin's new memoir, An Improvised Life.
And that would be any mention of Little Miss Sunshine!
You know, the 2006 comedy classic about the absurdity of kiddie beauty pageants, in which Arkin played gramps and for which he wo ... More >>
Justin Bieber, tween pop heartbreaker extraordinaire, is writing a memoir entitled Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story. Whether or not the "writing" will be done by the 16-year-old Bieb himself, this represents an important new addition to a time-honored genre -- autobiographies "wr ... More >>
As seen from the French Revolution forward, partisans of a populist movement that claims to represent the will of the people against The Man must be constantly on guard against mockery or criticism by its enemies. No slight, however minor, can be left unaddressed, lest it feed the worm of dou ... More >>