It looks like Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is on track to becoming the year's biggest rap release. While we're just now hitting the fifth year mark of Eminem's "comeback," this new album's success and praise has largely been attributed to Em's efforts to rekindle the fire that made the origina ... More >>
Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
Cold, broken, and holy
Jack Frost and the Secular Pantheon
The best video collection in New York was shipped to a Sicilian town with a promise that it would be kept accessible to cinephiles. Here's what really happened to it.
While working in organist Jack McDuff's band in 1979, guitarist Marc Ribot learned not to "hit the obvious note," a guideline he's followed ever since. As a sideman, he's strummed for the likes of Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards, and John Zorn; on his own, he moves from solo guitar to ... More >>
Back on June 3, one man on Twitter started what would soon become an internet phenomenon when he tweeted at the legendary alternative-rock group Smash Mouth (best known for their work on the soundtrack of Shrek and their brief appearance in Rat Race) offering the lead singer, Steve Harwell, $ ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
F2K10 has been a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Relieve the journey here. The future of rock music, right here.Here are some important things to know about Train's "Hey, Soul Sister."
Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing
An old-school MC warms himself in slightly trendier clothing
The girl next door with a welcome weird streak, Sutton Foster may be the most talented performer who isn't a superstar yet. She's a hard working, creamy voiced, ultra likable singer/actor, and at her Cafe Carlyle opening night, she was introduced by Donna Murphy as "a teacher who thinks she' ... More >>
Peter Pan complexes collide as the Duplass bros. go Hollywood
Filmmakers pay homage to the pop of their youth
Earlier this week, I was having a drink with a fellow content producer after work and the internet came up (imagine that). We got into talking about the daily arc of a "blog" and the different types of posts that make up the web we read: news aggregation and write-arounds, original reported pieces, ... More >>
F2K has been a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Relive the whole long journey here. Thank you, and we're sorry. As a concession to a vile, contemptible decade marked by commerce over reason, we pleaded to our editors at the Village Voice to let us publish the No. 1 entry as one of t ... More >>
A fantastic new musical will soon find out just how fantastic it has to be to survive
Hairy times also with queens, Basterds, and Hamptons royalty.
...style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
Nightlife pickin's so slim that I even went to a museum.
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
Estrogen at the New York Women in Film & Television Muse awards; nights in drag with Murray Hill
The film society
Looking to the fall, a season on the brink with Billy Elliot, Shrek, 13
Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted
On the bewildering summertime dominance of Tay Zonday and R. Kelly
Operation Enduring Allegory: In C.S. Lewis's crusading Chronicles, a lion's not just a lion
Moving into the mainstream, the Christian right tells Hollywood to have a little faith
Superior Education, feel-good agitprop, a hell-raising Moore dot the Cannes firmament
Peter Kuper Puts Pen to Kafka's Metamorphosis
Patriotic Critics Boost Gross Domestic Product
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls