#106462966 / gettyimages.comThe New York State Legislature has just more than three days to approve a bill that would legalize medical marijuana across the state, before the legislative session ends on Thursday, June 19. If it doesn't pass--and it hasn't passed the last sixteen times it has been int ... More >>
Get up close and personal with NPR stars
For public radio fans (i.e., huge nerds), pledge drive season is the worst. No matter how self-effacingly Ira Glass asks for money, pledge drives still invoke an intense mixture of guilt and boredom in the public radio listener, an existential push-and-pull between "Wow, I should really drop a coupl ... More >>
When Lisa Kennedy Montgomery was 18 years old, her parents gave her an ultimatum: She could either stay home and pay rent, or they would pay her to move out. So Montgomery did the respectable thing and left her home in Oregon, moved to Los Angeles, interned at KROQ (L.A.'s famed alt-rock radio stati ... More >>
Experience a past you never had at this radio show
Better Than: Their headlining set at Pitchfork in 2011. TV On The Radio is at an interesting crossroads. After completing a three-album deal with Interscope, the Brooklyn four-piece is returning to the fold with a reinvigorated passion for their craft. Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe revealed to Spin ... More >>
A new documentary explores the activist (and irreverent) free-form radio of the 79-year-old host
New York's urban radio pioneer goes dark after 30 years
On Thursday Kiss-FM announced that after 30 years, it would stop broadcasting on 98.7 FM and join forces with WBLS, its longtime rival in the "adult urban contemporary" radio format in New York City. The stations will merge under the motto "One Family, One Station, Our Voice," with several Kiss-FM p ... More >>
The MSNBC host takes on the government
Rush Limbaugh famously used his syndicated radio show to call Georgetown U student Sandra Fluke, who's in favor of Obama's birth control policy, a "slut" and a "prostitute." Rush profusely apologized, but the advertisers aren't buying it and they're dropping like discontented little corporate flies ... More >>
Remember the album cutthe track deep on a disc that fans knew best, that only cool radio stations would play? Like so many cherished things from before the iTunes era, it's essentially extinct. My evidence for this bold and seemingly facile statement isn't the steady, well-chronicled disappe ... More >>
Hold the drumming, boy
TV on the Radio Billboard at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Sts. Wednesday, August 17 Better than: "Not a concert," said someone standing next to me. Two days ago Maura forwarded me an email from a Heineken rep giving her the heads-up on a "newsworthy event" set to take place the ... More >>
Where, indeed. Hey, so the new Jane Pratt venture XOJane launched today! And one of the Sassy granddaughter's first music-related articles is Yet Another Thing About The Now Gingrich-Assisted '90s Fetishism Happening Right Now, in which Emily McCombs pleads, "Can the '90s Revival Include Fema ... More >>
Paper magazine astutely noticed me and Murray Hill in a video for the Brooklyn band TV On The Radio (one in a cycle of 10 videos they've put together all at once) and promptly did an in-depth interview with me and filmmaker Amy Davis about it.
For a brief moment in late 2008, it felt like the clouds were parting after eight dark years, and TV on the Radio's supremely great "Golden Age" might just be heralding the start of something truly amazing. The band went all in, leaving any arty pretension to the music video and earnestly pr ... More >>
James O'Keefe, the same Republican operative/twerp/'investigative journalist' behind such secret stings as the undercover ACORN videos (yeah, the pimp costume guy) and the attempted tapping of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's phones went at it again today with a new video project. This time, O'Ke ... More >>
TV on the Radio has debuted a new track on the radio, appropriately enough: Courtesy Seattle's 107.7 The End, please enjoy TVOTR's "Will Do," a remarkably airy, uncluttered, elegant semi-slow jam set to anchor the band's upcoming Nine Types of Light, due out April 12.
Dear Prospective Village Voice Freelancers, Each and every day, you send me pitches for stories that you hope I'll bite on. Some are quite good. A few are excellent. Most, however, don't interest me in the least. I try my best to answer as many pitches as I can. If, for whatever reason, I'm ... More >>
Gayle King photo by David ShankboneThey deny it, and naturally one doesn't want to fall into that old stereotype about how any two powerful women who hang together must be doing it. But Stedman never seemed that persuasive a force to me, and now Rosie O'Donnell has stirred the pepperpot by s ... More >>
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Catch an old-time radio show with Tunde Adebimpe
Jay Mundy, the conservative talk radio host who increasingly seems to be somebody's very well executed prank, took a few laps around the internet earlier in June when his hilarious tirade about a trip he went on to the "official hipster neighborhood of the United States of America," a/k/a Williams ... More >>
What comes after meth-lab/bodega?
I'm getting out my best Brett Somers hair and my curliest Charles Nelson Reilly merkin because it's time for another Match Game Live!, the funsy game show put on by host Bern Lerman for a crowd of panting people, some of whom become wildly lucky enough to get dragged into the action. It could be you ... More >>
"When Rush Limbaugh visited the set, and when Lynne Cheney visited the set, I refused to have my picture taken with them or meet them or anything." Janeane Garofalo is known for biting standup, stints on SNL, The Larry Sanders Show and The West Wing, and her pioneering contributions to Air Americ ... More >>
WNYC invites you to its housewarming party
TV on the Radio gets their revenge.
So says Sirius radio host Mike Signorile in his heavy duty Republican hypocrisy alert of the week! Read it and get a whiff of the conflicted crow the Repubs should be forced to eat along with their prunes.
KRS-One, performing somewhere far from the South Street Seaport East Village Radio, the sponsor of Sunday's South Street Seaport-hosted Music Festival, began life in 2003 as a pirate radio station, but as host KRS-One noted, while staring contemplatively out over the East River, "It's real hard to ... More >>
If you aren't sick of my yammering about competitive eating, you can hear me run my mouth off about it on "Doing Time," the Ron Kuby show on Air America, this evening at 5:45.
John Olivers out of his cage again
Bob Dylan is thankfully nowhere in sight. "Valentine's Dinner" showcase curated by Kyp Malone Date: Wednesday, February 14 Better than: Drinking Miller alone in bed Recorded equivalent: B-Side single Rating: 6.4 His name is Kyp Malone, alright? Because every time I say his name lately in conversat ... More >>
Mexican police gun down a counterculture hero
Even with hours of Howard, Sirius and it's portable aren't an easy sell
Activists sidestep FEMA bureaucracy to broadcast relief info to Katrina survivors
Bureaucracy KO's info source at the Astrodome
Cheap and simple software choices for capturing webcasts on your iPod
Halcyon closes shopfor now; Jeannie Hopper and WPS1 Art radio go live
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Homophobes Can Boycott, Too
Why Hate is Hot
The Radical Right Got Wired Fast. When Will Progressives Catch Up?
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