Where has the singer-songwriter been?
Every year, when I get involved in Grammy debates with my cooler friends, I tell them the problem with the awards isn't that they reward mass-appeal schlock. If the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is doing its job right, it should be rewarding popular, undeniable, and somewhat unhip ... More >>
We got yet another fascinating look inside the Albany favors factory yesterday when Andrew Cuomo released his latest revelation in the state pension fund scandal. Pat Lynch, the uber-lobbyist and close friend and ally of Sheldon Silver, was slapped with a half-million-dollar fine and banned f ... More >>
What the King of Pop left behind, and what he took with him
Pushing the limits of taste, but locating the heart—and hell—of its heroine's struggle
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Chuck Eddy on Michael Jackson's 1991 hated-on-mostly-but-still-plenty-epic Dangerous. Sound of Breaking Glass By Chuck Eddy December 17, 1981 Hey, so how come nobody's compared the fucker to There's a Riot Goin' On? Well, maybe Rio ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Nelson George, reviewing a show Jackson and his brothers played at Madison Square Garden in 1984. Chocolate Chips at the Ice Capades By Nelson George August 7, 1984 Three years before the Jacksons' current magical mystery tour (the ... More >>
Image (cc) brenheitt bakst. See also the tribute by our own Rob Harvilla and Robert Sietsema's pictures of the MJ Tribute in Union Square. 5. He liked children. We admit that when a politician is -- as Jackson was -- frequently accused and never convicted, we are less inclined to generosity. But ... More >>
New York nightlife titans salute James Brown, the most titanic of them all
Two New York rappers dreamed of stardom. MF Doom got it. MF Grimm didn't.
Dismantling canons, describing contexts, the new jazz studies come of age.
Flipsides and stray cuts from one of rock's best singers ever
New E-Zine Targets "Afrosomethings"