Last week John Derbyshire, a now-former writer for National Review, published elsewhere an article that was plainly racist -- by which we mean, its racism was not veiled or masked in the manner that has become common among rightbloggers, but overt; it asserted that black people were less intelligent ... More >>
Remember the time?Does Kanye West exist because the world gives him so much attention? Or does the world exist because he gives it something to pay attention to? Heavy stuff, man. Whatever the answer is, the rapper-cum-producer has both dominated critics' best-ofs and been a celebrity-news st ... More >>
Good morning! It's your royal wedding bloggers, Rosie Gray, Francesca Stabile, and Jen Doll, here in these wee hours munching pretend scones and mainlining coffee so we can tell you exactly what's happening on this glorious day of April 29, 2011, the much-anticipated day of nuptials between P ... More >>
A mesmerizing chat with the star of gangster epic Mesrine
Any attempt to describe what Reggie Watts does onstage will inevitably fail to convey the dizzying heights of absurdity the man regularly achieves, but here it goes. First, the Seattle-via-Montana transplant constructs backing tracks via carefully controlled beat-boxing and judicious use of loopin ... More >>
Ooooh plus "Iron Man" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration Madison Square Garden Friday, October 30 "When we were down, rock 'n' roll lifted us up," says Tom Hanks in his introductory remarks for the final night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's benefit-concert extravaganza ... More >>
The National Football League has a large millionaire population which predictably contributes overwhelmingly to Republicans over Democrats. Yet this week we learned from rightbloggers that the NFL is in fact a wing of the liberal conspiracy. Early this month Rush Limbaugh and Dave Checketts coll ... More >>
Gossip and entertainment blogger Perez Hilton tweeted early this morning, "I was assaulted by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards. I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke." will.i.am denies it, says he "came to [Hilton] with respect, and he was the one ... More >>
Major Hip-Hop Records in Burying-Best-Tracks Shocker!
Charting our myriad obsessions, amusements, and confusions
Maggots at the Times and other nasty revelations
Idol's Carrie channels Christ in Atlantic City. In do-me heels. Get real (like David Hyde Pierce).
Macy Gray soldiers on where her formerly mighty neo-soul cohorts fear to tread
Sarah Lewitinn has become New Yorks premier tastemakerand that's what makes the haterati squirm
Random obsessions and vexations, born of both young tyros and inexplicably still-rocking old people
Light-skinned acts ride hip-hops changing tide with dark-skinned Svengalis
Annual Pre-Pazz & Jop Handicappers' CG: Whose faves are whose? Tune in next week . . .