Fans bleed for Frankie Rose. Sure, a zillion artists have that story—your small headlining tour includes a stop in the middle of nowhere, where three people come to see you play, one of whom cherishes your album like a religious text. But how many can say that devotee ignored a dripping head w ... More >>
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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 >>
Dent May's output can be divided into two distinct halves: biting, old-timey sardonicism (2009's stripped-down, snark-soaked The Good Feeling Music of Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele) and clear-eyed, enabling positivism (2012's synth-heavy, ukulele-free Do Things). A gentlemanly uber-pop classi ... More >>
The Other Side
When news broke that the Flaming Lips were going to play eight separate shows in 24 hours in an attempt to eclipse a Guinness World Record set by Jay-Z, the collective response was something along the lines of, "Well, of course they are." The Lips have done so much bonkers shit up to this point in ... More >>
Tom PalumboJack Kerouac, on the road somewhere ... For many authors over the years, alcohol has been nearly as important a writing tool as pen, paper, poverty, and loneliness. Some have speculated that hard drinking and prolific writing might have similar genetic roots. Another theory is that ... More >>
BravoNow that Top Chef All Stars is kind of, sort of beginning to draw to a close, Bravo wants us to start thinking about the next season of Top Chef Masters.
The view inside the aptly-named Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken in Memphis. This past weekend, one-fourth of FiTR journeyed to Oxford, MS, for the twelfth annual Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium. The three-day conference was dedicated to the topic of Southern food and music, which meant ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
Appearing via video feed at the Clinton Global Initiative, Barack Obama had a chance to follow John McCain's speech with one of his own. Owing to format, his address was more low key his predecessor's (though Obama was flanked by two American flags), but like McCain's it did not lack for political c ... More >>
Faulkner paints a friend's penis greenand makes Vollmann's list of favorite authors