Manslaughter will put Ice-T's group back on the metal map.
Tig Notaro is busy. You wouldn't think 2013 would feel very busy for the comedian after the year she had in 2012. Notaro's last year seemed as though it contained a lifetime's worth of tragedy in a few short months. Her year included contracting pneumonia, then a life-threatening intestinal diseas ... More >>
Department of Health calls for 100,000 vaccinations as fatalities climb in 2013
When Hillary Dworkoski traveled from her home state of California to the bustling Big Apple for her first semester at New York University last year, she had never heard about chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. 'Chick-fil-A' was not in her vocabulary; neither was 'civic activism' or 'Dan Cathy.' Sh ... More >>
The former Oasis brother releases his own record
Today, Slate posts "an all-access, totally non-exclusive interview with the would-be king of hip-hop," Kanye West. The conceit is as follows: though the rapper stopped giving many interviews in the aftermath of his mother's death, in 2007, he's lately been on "a new-media-heavy promo offensiv ... More >>
Plus dancing stars, live mullets, and midlife lesbians.
"I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology." Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and no ... More >>
Manson's mug shot from 2001, after rubbing his pelvis on a security guard's head Even funnier than that Best Music Writing-feted piece in the Onion from 2001--"Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People," a classic you should reread immediately--is that it's threatening to come tr ... More >>
Fresh from cred wars and other calamities, the unfairly maligned metalheads start anew
How a troubled r&b mega-talent's breakout hit turned against her
In which Wide Right's working-class broad from the provinces expresses her arty side
Then I heard that I was going to a massive bisexual party with Sonya
The Critics Speak
Paula Abdul, the Little Engine That Could, Rolls Into Manhattan With a Hollywood Musical
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Professional Wrestling: Simultaneously Homoerotic and Homophobic
When hip hoppers use violence to silence their critics