Better Than: A pint-sized Jessica Rabbit/Betty Boop hybrid in a pillbox hat. Drunk. These characters and their sexy, bubbly, potentially psychotic tendencies all came to mind while I watched Paloma Faith scale a bunch of fake palm trees at the Mercury Lounge last night. Her set time was apparently ... More >>
You deserve two or three lumps of Chuck Jones
Our sources tell us this girl is "molten hot." Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.Last night's show ended with a cliffhanger: We didn't know, as it faded out, whether Jennifer Lopez would be able to continue judging, or whether the strain of eliminating good kids was just too much. As the show return ... More >>
The Vivian Girls. The Backstreet Boys. Both bands are on tour this summer; both have a penchant for wobbly harmony; both have experienced relatively recent line-up changes. For some, these coincidences wouldn't register, but for savvy Paper Magazine editor (and former Voice cohort) Elizabeth ... More >>
The deathless Mekons make fun of their ages and act their shoe sizes
Tashlin's eye-popping '50s artifacts pile on gags like live-action Looney Tunes
Beaux Arts and the Lessons of Cities
Amanda causes a stir without saying or wearing much, exuding a good-natured alien appeal.