It may seem hard to believe, what with our clan of Kardashians and Byneses, but the UK and Ireland have always had a more intense love affair with celebrity than America . In the '90s in particular, when Top of the Pops was at its most influential height, and rag publications like Hello! and The Sun ... More >>
Outdated social media sites are taking a beating this month. In addition to today's news that Friendster will be shutting down, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold's charge against the slightly older "a/s/l" site MySpace seems to be gaining steam. Pecknold tweeted earlier this month that he w ... More >>
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
A country great's back catalog plumbs nostalgia, dislocation, train-based murder alibis
Betty Davis's Betty Davis and They Say I'm Different
A pre-album genius in key songs and unforgettable longforms, with extra consumer advice
But Maybe Not the American Kind
Notes from an opening: 'Manhandled by security guard. Kept running into whiny B-list types or maybe that was a mirror.'