In 1776, the Continental Congress signed a Declaration that they would separate from Great Britain because the King had unilaterally made changes to the national health care system. OK, close enough. Last week the President delayed yet another part of Obamacare, and most Americans probably thought ... More >>
While hip-hop is a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry at this point, a big part of what's kept rap music so fresh and vibrant for almost 40 years now is the constant innovations coming from its various regional sub-genres. While tracing the lineage of rap styles has been made easier with the ad ... More >>
By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... Th ... More >>
The early rise of the Fat Boys is an unfairly overlooked rap story. Having broken through as mainstream figures in the mid-'80s, an ascent helped by collaborations with Chubby Checker, William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger character, the oversized hip-hop trio have bee ... More >>
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We at Runnin' Scared make it a policy to adhere to some simple fashion rules. Nothing crazy: Foster is required to wear pants. We eschew Velcro. We do not purchase or in any way promote $995 jeans. And, whether exercising or simply going about our daily blogging business, we never, ever wear ... More >>
As a memorable character in the great, crucial American film canon of movies designed to scare the shit out of you, Freddy Krueger has kept under-supervised children and adults alike worried about sleeping without pissing their pants or being clawed in the face by a creepy leather-skinned mo ... More >>
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William Bowers's work shows up on SOTC every Tuesday once a week. Read all his previous columns here. "Did anyone see us open for 1990s on August 2nd at The Annex? How were we, really?"'photo by marc nolte' Provincializm: Let's Get Protean (or, Still An A.R.T. Fag) By William Bowers Identity, s ... More >>
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