Fran Healy

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    February 25, 2014

    Stephen Malkmus: "Being in a Band Is More Fun Than Being a Writer"

    As Pavement's literate, sardonic frontman, Stephen Malkmus redefined indie rock in the '90s with a lo-fi, slacker sound. After the band dissolved in 1999, he turned his creative attention to a quasi-solo career with his trusty band of Jicks. During this second act, Malkmus has never appeared bothere ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010
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    July 27, 2010
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    May 19, 2010

    Dwight Gooden? Have These Guys Never Heard Of a Guy Named Seaver?

    ​The Lineup lost its last shred of credibility this week -- I think I used this lead a few weeks ago but I'm going to use it again -- with their selection for New York baseball's greatest all-time pitcher. Not with the selection of Mariano Rivera as best closer -- thankfully no one embarrassed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Derek Jeter Best Shortstop, but Where's at Least a Mention of Jose Reyes?

    ​Like the Huffington Post on steroids, MSG's weekly show The Lineup continues to tell us what we already know. In the first four episodes we were told that the best catcher in New York baseball history was Yogi Berra, the best first baseman Lou Gehrig, the best second baseman Jackie Robinson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Graig Nettles over A-Rod?: Finally, Some Heat on The Lineup

    ​At last some heat during the latest installment of MSG's The Lineup. In Episode 4, Sparky Lyle and Gary Carter -- muddleheads both -- went against the majority (Elias Bureau Steve Hirdt, Will Leitch, and host Fran Healy) by choosing Graig Nettles over Alex Rodriguez as New York's all time bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Will Leitch Unspectacular on Television

    ​MSG Network continues to waste our time with "The Lineup." So far, there haven't been any picks by the five-man panel (Sparkly Lyle, Gary Carter, Will Leitch, and Steve Hirdt along with host Fran Healy) that couldn't have been phoned in: Yogi Berra as the best catcher in New York baseball hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Tonight! The xx, Ghostface Killah, Sharon Van Etten, And A Coupla Those Nice Travis Boys

    ​Oooh, lookit, it's the XX, fresh from beguiling long lines of CMJ patrons and subsequently canceling shows due to exhaustion. That's all sorted out, apparently, and thus will pleasantly gloomy goth-pop elegies fill the air at Bowery Ballroom tonight. We're still all into this band, right, Int ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2008

    Elbow's The Seldom Seen Kid

    Sappy Brits are at least a little more realistic about it

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Rizzuto's Hall of Fame Speech Readers Remember

    This video tribute cuts off the end of Scooter's Hall of Fame acceptance speech, but it's worth listening to just to hear him describe sticking grits in his pocket during his first trip south. It's got some great pictures also. Many readers shared their memories of Phil Rizzuto yesterday. Too true ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006

    Roaring Over Ratner

    If you showed up to last night's public hearing on Atlantic Yards looking for enlightment on the pros and cons of the mammoth, 22-acre, eight-million-square-foot, 60-stories-at-its-tallest development that Metrotech developer and New Jersey Nets owner Bruce Ratner has planned for the northern edge o ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2000

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