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