Merrill Garbus defeats the curse of the real thing on incredible new album Nikki Nack
Every couple weeks, we take a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. Questions raised by this round of top country music singles: Did you know country stations are the only radio home for new songs (like Blake Shelton's) built on Babyface-style slow-bump R&B heartbeat rhythms ... More >>
Potty Mouth is a rock band from Western Massachusetts. With the exception of singer/guitarist Abby Weems, who graduated from high school last year, the members of the band either attended Northampton's Smith College (bassist Ally Einbinder and guitarist Phoebe Harris are graduates) or currently atte ... More >>
And her new novel, Redwood and Wildfire
And no one seems very upset about it
Julie Bolcer tells us that Rachel Maddow has been named this year's commencement speaker for Smith College, the Seven Sisters college to which Lisa Simpson was once encouraged in a dream to come and "experiment." The Smith senior class' reaction to the news, recorded in this video, is delightful. ... More >>
An occasionally embarrassing chat with the one-woman feral folk sensation
Scripps Networks has plans to launch a cooking-focused TV channel next year, called the Cooking Channel, that will replace Fine Living. The company has a growing appetite for food programming following a joint venture to bring the Food Network to Europe. [Wall Street Journal] New Jersey can ... More >>
Has anyone heard Darfur mentioned in the presidential debates? Or in Congress?
Despite her huge payday, Mediabistro mastermind Laurel Touby still stands outside the press-gang elite
The fight for the right to be fat, queer, and proud
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Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
After hundreds of thousands of black Muslim corpses, is the genocide at last over?
The girls of Automotive High don't just fix carsthey fix themselves
Lady Lazarus: At long last, rectifying a premature 'Ariel'
The United Nations is useless to blacks in Darfur. China will veto any meaningful action.
The only chance for the survivors of Darfur may be a mass divestment campaign
How free-market investors contribute to genocide in Darfur while they take the profits
Uploader Supreme Joly MacFie Puts Indie-Rock New York on Cable and the Web
Writer Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Bronx Odyssey
'Our Work Isn't Done. It's Just Begun.'
A Law Punishing Slavery Now
How Much Are the Mets Really Worth?
'If I can't dance about your architecture, I don't wanna be a part of it.'
For the first time ever, NBA season in jeopardy