The Lou Reed on 1989's New York is a different animal than the one we'd previously come to know. He's kicked drugs. He's explicitly political. "The archetypal Lou Reed song makes you feel compassion for somebody you never understood and never expected to feel compassion for," Voice scribe Tom Carson ... More >>
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Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960. Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
Mr. Lunch CounterRand Paul, son of Ron and now the Republican candidate for Senate in Kentucky, was taken to task yesterday for the purity of his libertarian views. His creed of anti-government liberty is so unalloyed by silly notions of fairness or anti-racisim, Paul was taken to task by li ... More >>
You haven't seen a CMJ panel yet? You missed a lot yesterday. And the day before. Here's today's lineup, with unrequested editorial comment.
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. "Funk" has long been a four-letter word in Brooklyn's noise-punk loft scene. To survive, hyper-aware BK dance bands either adopted stiff no wave personas, used aggro-synth terrorism, squelched out d ... More >>
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