For a minute in late summer, it looked like New York's beleaguered Pacifica Radio station WBAI was getting a new lease on life. The station moved into a new office in Brooklyn, and a newly-installed interim program director, Andrew Philips, was retooling the lineup. It didn't last long. Philips re ... More >>
By Chris Gray Like the heroine in her 1994 hit song "Independence Day," Martina McBride has been also known to light up the sky. The country-pop star also known for "Wild Angels," "A Broken Wing" and last year's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" admits she has a thing for fireworks. When she's not o ... More >>
Isn't as good as on the radio
"The Beastie Boys were just silly," says Dutch-based documentary maker Bram Van Splunteren. "You couldn't do a serious interview with those guys. They were just goofing around. We had them rap down the phone but I don't remember any kind of content from that interview." Back in the mid-'80s, Splunt ... More >>
This is from Media Matters: Tammy Bruce is a conservative radio show host who regularly appears on The O'Reilly Factor with host Bill O'Reilly. Bruce is openly gay, a fact she's noted on The O'Reilly Factor. Yes, the show does allow openly gay guests. But a host? Or even a guest host?
How much should facts matter in theater? A look at the controversy surrounding the performer.
On his weekly John Gambling radio show appearance, Mayor Bloomberg touched on the issue of young men wearing their pants hanging down, a topic near and dear to old people everywhere. A caller named Eddie called in to tell the mayor about an incident on the bus in which a young man with low- ... More >>
The raunch-rap royalty Princess Superstar has gotten into the Christmas-music game with "Xmas Swagger," a sweet bit of brain-velcro that gives shout-outs to shopping for seasonal accoutrements at Duane Reade, festive sweaters, and Chippendales. Yes, those Chippendales, who are still kicking, ... More >>
Jason Aldean uses the royal "we" so often that you're half-tempted to ask for whom else he's speaking. Yet Nashville's newest king comes by the grammatical flourish honestly: Barring a last-minute surge by Lady Antebellum or the kids in the Band Perry, Aldean's My Kinda Party is almost certain to en ... More >>
Glass: "Ain't Too Proud to Craig!"Earlier this week, the Voice reported about Julian Joslin's shocking discovery of a (public radio) celebrity sex tape between This American Life's Ira Glass and Fresh Air's Terry Gross. After the jump, read Glass's response to the scandal, when our blog post ... More >>
If you're as big a public radio nerd as we are, this may be the best laugh you'll have all week. Updated: An interview with Julian Joslin, the producer and voice behind the Ira Glass Sex Tape.
After last night's late budget compromise and extension, Planned Parenthood has been protected from any government spending cuts (so far). Yesterday, the Washington Post's Ezra Klein posted a graph from Planned Parenthood demonstrating what activities they perform (abortion is excluded from f ... More >>
Mysterious British street artist Banksy just bailed out of jail two members of a Russian art collective called Voina, which means "war." Leonid Nikolayev and Oleg Vorotnikov awaited trial in a bed bug-infested St. Petersburg prison for four months until Banksy swooped in and paid their bail. ... More >>
viaWe've already come out as not-fans of Howard Stern's Twitter account or radio show, but we never said the guy should quit. In fact, his extremely loyal followers seem to love it, and even Twitter executives were into it when Stern live-tweeted his own movie, Private Parts. But this morning ... More >>
Won't somebody please liberate this record?Matthew La Corte is a 17-year-old rap fan from West Paterson, New Jersey. Specifically, Matthew's a fan of Lupe Fiasco, the bright, tortured, socially-conscious Chicago rapper whose third album, Lasers, has been infinitely delayed by his record label ... More >>
On October 3, 1951, the Giants' Bobby Thomson - who died yesterday at age 86 - did more than hit the most famous home run in baseball history. He also inspired one of baseball's most famous sayings. The Yankees had clinched the American League pennant just a couple of days before the Giant ... More >>
All hail Spoon, arena-rockers at last. Pic by Ben Jay.A couple splendid bootlegs to start your week, starting with Spoon's triumphant, 15-song (!) opening set for Arcade Fire at MSG last Wednesday, as captured by the indomitable NYC Taper. Britt Daniel and co. fill the place just as capably a ... More >>
Radio host and Miss America Pageant judge Rush Limbaugh said on the air today, "I love the women's movement -- especially when walking behind it." Jezebel is not amused ("Need a shot of rage to get you going?"); Think Progress' Amanda Terkel notes polling that shows "not that many women really lik ... More >>
Governor Paterson wanted the endless Albany special sessions to produce $5 billion in budget cuts over the next year and a half. The legislators said: How about $2.9 billion? After some ominous rumblings ("Governor Paterson had enough and will not wait any longer"), it now appears there is no deal. ... More >>
Not nearly as galling as it could've been
Will the Supreme Court hold high the banner 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus,' or crush free speech?
The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4,200 calories a day and a Koran
Port Security and the Politics of a Good Story
Speech The FCC Won't Touch
Have Jewish Critics of The Passion of the Christ Actually Fueled New Anti-Semitism?
The Cultures of Newsrooms
Narco News Ready for Libel Suit in New York
I Saw the Slavery of My Ancestors
Cutting a Congressman off the Air
Broadcasting a Bit-Stream War
New York's new number 1 radio station leads frenzied market drive