[Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] This evening (6/5), the Chicago-raised rapper Vic Mensa will be celebrating his 21st birthday by putting in an appearance at Just Blaze's House Party shindig at We ... More >>
Narco Cultura opens with three young boys sitting outside the yellow police tape of a drug-related murder scene in Juarez, Mexico. The boys relate how they watched hooded killers unload their pistols before finishing the job with an AK-47. "They shoot randomly and liquidate everyone," one of boys sa ... More >>
The Voice just returned from a trip to Las Vegas. While we enjoyed the UNITY 2012 and NLGJA conferences, we were disturbed by the "city" itself. Here are 37 reasons why we hated it, presented in no particular order, except that No. 37 is the most insidious. 1. The architecture of confusion reigns s ... More >>
Tail-end golden era rap fanatics rejoicethe Hit Squad is back! Emerging after Long Islanders Erick Sermon and Parish Smith found fame as EPMD, the Hit Squad drafted in the duo's pugnacious rap mates Redman, K-Solo, Keith Murray and Das EFX and reigned as one of the most beloved rap posses of ... More >>
Here's the drill: Explain why Cyndi Lauper has inspired/entertained/educated you in 150 words or less, and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 11:59 p.m. In other words, tell me why you feel "she's so unusual" and amazing.
V-Day is for vampires
2010's hottest guest star seeks marquee status, less wimpiness
The metal world lost one of its greatest voices, and one of its nicest guys, on Sunday morning, when legendary singer Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at 67. After swatting away Internet rumors earlier that day, Dio's wife and manager, Wendy Dio, finally delivered the news herself: "Today m ... More >>
And they don't need no amps
Which is a really great idea, actually, and yet also kind of a drag
Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.
In this week's column, I dish on my various recent casino escapades, clamoring through the new MGM Grand in Connecticut and the jazzy Showboat in Atlantic City like a eunuch at an orgy. (I don't gamble. Then again, I go to bars every night and I don't drink. Hey, all my fun seems to be in watching o ... More >>
Gambling on being satisfied by ham on wry; finding sex outside of the city.
Advice from grannies and trannies; other topics are glossed over
Just another urban legend: The final interview with Ol' Dirty Bastard
Where to catch your favorite bands now that the big show is canceled
Queens of tweenpop countdown stage stirring footrace in hopes of being next Hilary Duff
Pro-War Media Conglomerate Tries to Take Over New York
Latin Alternative Rock Sets Its Sights on New York
Blues, In Progress and Motion