Animal Farm: 2013, 1998, 1954, 1946, 1879 Molasses Books Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., free This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy wrote a politically charged parody a mere 14 delicate days after the 9/11 attacks and barely sidestepped legal action, but not witho ... More >>
Ease into the weekend with this round-up of music writing we've been reading.
Tonight's Grammy nomination concert, airing at 10 p.m. on CBS, will not only jam-pack a bunch of performances by the likes of Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean into its 60 minutes, it'll also let us know which artists will be prostrating themselves in front of the globe and thanking their families and God ... More >>
At last year's Brooklyn Book Festival, Joshua Clover and Ta-Nehisi Coates argued the relative merits of Roxette's "Listen to Your Heart" and Public Enemy's "Fight the Power." The year before, Ian MacKaye (on a panel with Thurston Moore and Lupe Fiasco) decried the overuse of the phrase "Goog ... More >>
For a brief moment in late 2008, it felt like the clouds were parting after eight dark years, and TV on the Radio's supremely great "Golden Age" might just be heralding the start of something truly amazing. The band went all in, leaving any arty pretension to the music video and earnestly pr ... More >>
Ah, the Brooklyn Book Festival, a five-year-old, free, all-day blowout of panels, readings, and extraordinary quasi-literary happenings, where you might see, say, Ian MacKaye complaining about people who say "just type it in" when they mean "Google it." (On a panel with Thurston Moore and Lup ... More >>
Our 25 Favorite Books of 2006
New sensation: Clover's second book of poems takes on post9-11 societyand contemporary poetry
Eclectic neoclassicism versus childhood-oriented avant-primitivism as global warming swamps our history
The new iPod has no screen and plays songs randomly. How does it feel to be a hostage?
The passion of the Christgau, or the lessons of Seattle
An affair to misremember: Gondry and Kaufman reinvent the amnesiac romantic comedy
Snarltooth seether heads beyond the valley of the handlers, but good luck hearing her do it
Sex Drive Outpaces Death Drive as the Biz Goes Down the Toilet
Volunteer Now in Civilization's Battle Against George the Boy King
Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"
'If I can't dance about your architecture, I don't wanna be a part of it.'