Linda Stein

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    July 4, 1976 Was a Ramones-less Weekend in NYC

    By Bryan Bierman "This was July 4, 1976, the two hundredth anniversary of America's bloody battle to free itself from English rule. It was Independence Day for us, not them. Little did we know that together we were founding a new revolution — a musical one. We weren't aware that we were about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Q&A: Rock 'N' Roll High School Director Allan Arkush Looks Back (Plus Exclusive Photos)

    Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy. Bruce Frankel/courtesy Allan Arkush​ Allan Arkush has executive produced a bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    'Times' declares war on news, gets right in your grille -- for a change

    The Times as Jimmy Cagney and the reader as Mae Clarke. It's about time. A banner day for the New York Times. Newspapers that don't go out for blood are worthless. The Times often should be itself flayed because it so often doesn't take full advantage of its tremendous resources and usually und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Grammys

    Both papers feature coverage of the Grammy awards on their front pages. The Daily News chooses to give away the major news of Amy Winehouse winning five awards but getting shut out of Album of the Year by Herbie Hancock (?!) on the front, while the Post sticks with the glamour angle. Their front pag ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 27, 2007

    Violence Is Golden

    And stunning, where Bardem and the Coens are concerned. Plus other dark visions, and peaceful chats with Mamet and Lauper.