John Ross -- beat-era poet and revolution-championing journalist -- died this week in Mexico of liver cancer. He was 72 --- or was it 73? The Associated Press says the former, Counterpunch's Frank Bardacke, another veteran of the Bay Area left, says the latter. Whatever, the age matters less ... More >>
In which Cat Power is compared to Thomas Pynchon, and Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It With Mine" echoes in the "abandoned gothic cathedral" of Nico's voice. Courtesy of the Washington City Paper. Who knew Lethem was an Animal Collective fan?
The three on the right: Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, and Chuck Biscuits, elusive even in Black Flag. Photo by Dave Markey.As harsh as 2009 has been for celebrity deaths, it's been an even harsher year for Internet-based fake celebrity deaths. As of June, the real-to-fake death ratio has approach ... More >>
Jared GruenwaldNot available at H&M: Grace Jones
In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell joins fathers and sons and dudes screaming 'GIVE IT TO LARRY' at Steely Dan's Beacon run.
Cristina Black on how a Connecticut liberal arts school somehow gave birth to the surrealist Brooklyn pop of M ... More >>
In the TV business, you sort of expect executives to pad their expense accounts, use station employees to run personal errands, and even do personal work for profit on company time and equipment. But it's a little different when taxpayers foot the bill. Tom Robbins lays out how the city's broadcas ... More >>