Did you miss the Day of Resistance? Don't even know what it is? Well, it was a tea-party style throwdown last Saturday, in which thousands of your fellow citizens went packing in public to give Kenyan Pretender Obama the old cold-dead-hands salute.
You might expect our friends the rightbloggers wo ... More >>
"I've always thought of myself as a fairly sane person, but chronicling this experience is kind of making me wonder why." Those are the last words Theresa Smith, guitar player in one of New Jersey's best bands, Home Blitz, has to say on her bizarre, year-long decent into obsessively analyzing one of ... More >>
Every couple weeks, starting now, the Voice takes a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak.
Brad Paisley, "Southern Comfort Zone"
Current Billboard Country Singles Chart Position: 10
The Verdict: Holy shit, songs on the radio can still be important!
So, here, in a shimmering ... More >>
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Kori Gardner knows a little something about pouring one of her passions into a fledgling venture and turning it into something popular, enduring, profitable, and fulfilling: She and singer-drummer (and husband) Jason Hammel did it with their long-running indie-pop du ... More >>
It's high time Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker, the core of Cincinnati crust-stained yet dreamy jangle-pop heroes Wussy, get uttered in the same breath as holier-than-thou lady/dude combos like John Doe & Exene, Ira & Georgia, Mac & Laura, and Thurston & Kim. The rough-and-tumble, whiny disposition of ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
Last week's threatened shutdown of the federal government over the budget was averted, at least temporarily, by a compromise plan.
The compromise throws the big-spending Democrats into reverse, and gives Republicans who had promised sweeping cuts a small, face-saving victory. Now onto the next ... More >>
Casey Abrams, in the jaws of a shark. Photo by Michael Becker / FOX. A pretty goddamn dramatic results show! First off, a few dozen comments-section psychopaths must have lost their minds when Thia Megia turned up in the bottom three. But Thia didn't lose, which is good for me, since whipping ... More >>
Two weeks ago Bill O'Reilly and a passenger who hinted that he'd like some money threatened to spoil our Flight 1549 buzz. The passenger got named and shamed and appears to be laying low, and no one cares what O'Reilly thinks. But what greed and stupidity could not tarnish, careerism and religion mi ... More >>
The consensus was that the Super Bowl game was great, though nitpickers found it more exciting than well-played. But what about the ads? The Times' Stuart Elliott was underwhelmed ("as if bonuses were being awarded on Madison Avenue for the least creative briefs"), but he's a pro -- ordinary peopl ... More >>