Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Let's table the palaver and get down to business, to quote one of the characters.
Newsies the Musical--based on the so-so 1992 movie about striking newsboys--is a slick, entertaining show that's sort of like Annie meets Billy Elliot.
As in the movie, the boys are selling their "papes" (i.e., newsp ... More >>
As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature's curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But eith ... More >>
Merrill Garbus, a/k/a the ukulele-strumming/drum-pounding/beatboxing/growling dervish known as tUnE-yArDs, is one of the best live acts going right now, a riot of energy, color, and (most importantly) volume, a loop-building and tonsil-flaring spectacle so joyous we're willing to tolerate the ... More >>
TSA: Ever vigilant.The latest airport security WTF?! involves a little boy and his alleged "strip search" at the hands of TSA agents in Salt Lake City, Utah. There's some confusion as to what actually happened, however, with the public up in arms over the latest "invasion of privacy" while TS ... More >>
Surely you remember my contest where the best travel essay won a free month on JetBlue.
Well, Courtney Sampsell nabbed the prize, and though she never sent me a postcard, she did come home with a lovely new essay about the experiences she enjoyed around the country, and that's good enough ... More >>
A drunk 23-year-old mortgage company employee in Salt Lake City has followed in Steven Slater's path and gone ballistic on the job. In his case, however, no emergency evac slide was necessary. Instead, he showed up to the office drunk after going to a concert, pulled out a .45, and shot the c ... More >>
Caters New Agency LtdToby Elles of Lancaster, England fell asleep one day while cooking bacon, and the result was an apparition in a frying pan--of either Jesus or John Lennon, you pick!
The devout Christian knows you can find Christ everywhere. But in a piece of toast, or in the grease annea ... More >>
Yay, we're number one -- not only in road rage and marijuana arrests, but in air travel delays! "The New York metropolitan area stands in its own category when it comes to poor on-time performance," says a new Brookings Institution report.
We have the worst arrival delay percentages (30 per ... More >>
Autolux, the Los Angeles art-fuzz trio that blogs forgot, has been annoyingly dormant for the last few years: after releasing the sublime full-length Future Perfect, and touring throughout 2006, they virtually disappeared. Last fall, they booked for All Tomorrow's Parties New York, bu ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
"I mean Aspen, Portland: They're on the West Coast, but for an L.A. dude it's like the middle of nowhere. We got U.S. Marshals hopping on the bus in Salt Lake City."
Not since the emergence of The Game on the national hip-hop scene has Los Angeles had such a promising new rapper as Nipsey Hussle. ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. On Tuesday, Judge Kara showed some cleavage, last night, we visited Utah, the "the friendliest place on earth." Only if you're white and sad.
Poor Tara. Are those tap shoes?
"Welcome to Utah," announces Ryan Seacrest, "the friendliest ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. Last week, Judge Kara became a bitch, this week she unleashed some cleavage. Oy.
Kara, whoa that shirt
Jacksonville is a town that owes its legacy to Journey--or at least to Randy Jackson--if we're to believe the introduction to last nig ... More >>