Thurston Moore himself called Galaxie 500's pioneering debut record, Today, "the guitar record of 1988." Considering 1988 marked the release of Sonic Youth's landmark Daydream Nation and Dinosaur Jr's pedal-stomping sludgefest Bug, that bold proclamation by Moore was indeed a revelation. But it was ... More >>
Drawn and nickled and dimed
Barring a massive surge of readership between now and Thursday night (and with Michael Musto half-naked on this week's cover, anything is possible), we can safely say that the following stories generated the most interest from our readers this year. (And watch out for #3 -- it's definitely Not Safe ... More >>
Max and the gang's all here. Let the mild rumpus start!
Self-hating or just everyone-hating?
How the literary landmark came tumbling downand its hopes to live again
Our 25 favorite books of the yearfrom teen sex diseases and Aztec slaughterhouses to Kiss riffs and juvenile tambourinists
From the Summer of Love to Women's Lib, Gay Rights and Black Panthers
In his new novel 'Lunar Park', former enfant terrible Bret Easton Ellis keeps it unreal
From Russian gloom to New World ecstasy: Saul Bellow, 1915-2005
English majors! Christopher Booker's new study just made your life much easiermaybe
Paul Bettany explains the method in his director-tormentor's madness
The Great Second-Holocaust Debate
What the Devil Made Adam Sandler Do
The Noise Boys Ride Again