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Let's not stick to people who literally had one hit, necessarily, but who became defined by one hit and never quite surpassed it in the public's eyes, even if they had some other reasonable successes. I.e., they pretty much coasted. The folks at datalounge came up with the following names (and I'v ... More >>
True art lives where no one is paying attention. Or probably not.
So writes Roger Ebert, and he oughta know; he cowrote Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, that 1970 fantasia of drugs, music, and lunacy which is a kitschy coup of kook-culture entertainment (though to me, it's not trash at all; it's pungent satire). And The Paperboy--the Lee Daniels-directed tale of S ... More >>
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children. The Paperboy Directed by Lee Daniels Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
The hometown hero finally bucks up a little
VH1 spent last week counting down what the channel, and its panel of celebrities and "experts," consider The 100 Greatest Songs of The '00s. They certainly haven't been the first to assemble such a listRolling Stone and Pitchfork and every blog under the sun had their say about two years ago, ... More >>
Probably not, but: "New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in secret negotiations with HBO to produce a historic Bon Jovi concert in Central Park the night before the 10th anniversary of 9/11." That's from The Daily's gossip page today. So, you know, this showwhich will reportedly be ... More >>
Just how awkward will the awkwardly staged moment between Kanye West and Taylor Swift be? Will Eminem deign to smile? Which uncomfortable pop star will B.o.B choose to bring up on stage with him? And how will your hosts, Pitchfork's Ryan Dombal and eMusic's Sean Fennessey, make it to midnight withou ... More >>
Being a dead rap artist isn't much fun. Whether The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, or J Dilla, death has never seemed to do much to alleviate the constant pressure on artists to muster up new recordings to satisfy the bulging posthumous rap retail market. (In the hip-hop world, possessing a heart t ... More >>
Recognizable, not notable: Shwayze, Perez Hilton, Cisco Adler Nate "Igor" Smith took photos of semi-famous people at South By Southwest. No naked people, but Mary Louise Parker! Full gallery over here.
No songs per se, but plenty of deep grooves on Mama Gun's latest
Macy Gray soldiers on where her formerly mighty neo-soul cohorts fear to tread
Monster's Ball producer makes directing debut with garish, heavy-breathing neo-noir
The most commendable political compilation of a watershed year for official liberalism
Serious musician demonstrates the virtues of hard work to the Save the Music foundation
Crouching tigers, dangerous to woo, aiming sex and ego at disparate age demographics
Going Down to Rosedale, Take My Karaoke Mic by My Side
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Five Corporations Cope With Content
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Mammals on TV Do It
Nervous Rhythms, Chopped-Up Language, Thumping Slapstick Pop
Moby and Merritt Vs. Hitters and Cheerleaders in a Bad Year for Nerds