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    July 15, 2014

    Things Bands Do That Keep Promoters From Booking Them

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Enrique Iglesias's "Hero" Needs To Be Saved From Its Syrupy Balladry

    This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Live: Toro Y Moi Expands His Sound At Webster Hall

    Toro Y Moi w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ava Luna Webster Hall Wednesday, September 14 Better than: Getting my phone stolen on the way to the show. In the age of the wireless router, traces of our recent cultural past ('80s pop videos, '90s Reading Rainbow episodes, Aughts Geocities pages, and so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2010

    Four Loko is Dead: SNL, Social Networks and Street Corners; Let's Stop Talking About It

    Consider the shark jumped. The $3 canned beverage, both caffeinated and alcoholic, has already been banned in New York, with distributors halting their local deliveries on Friday, and now we here at Runnin' Scared are moving to ban the drink from the internet. Our teeth are shivering from the sugar ... More >>

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    May 1, 2010

    WTF is ROFLcon?!

    ​If you have the internet, especially on your phone, you might spend some time on Twitter. And if you're not completely consumed in this whole Nerd Prom thing, maybe you noticed another hashtag all up in your feed on Friday and Saturday. No, not about the weather, though it is beautiful in New ... More >>

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    April 24, 2010

    Those Ads Taking Over Your Website Are Ugly and Offensive to Readers

    ​Dear Internet, Can someone point me in the direction of the study which conclusively proves that the more imposing, oppressive, tiled and hideous an online advertisement is, the more likely a reader is to click it? Because otherwise, creative really needs to buckle down and help us all out befor ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Home Team Round-Up: These Are Powers, 50 Cent, Animal Collective (Of Course)

    Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Alia Raza did the above video for Violens, a band that plays soft-heeled indie pop that is not in any way Lansing-Dreiden light, despite the band's frontman being first and foremost a member of that collecti ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008

    Interview: Glenn Mercer of the Feelies

    They seemingly came out of nowhere (far north NJ to be exact) in the mid-70's, but by the time the Feelies stopped playing together (never officially breaking up) in 1991, their legacy loomed large enough to have not only rock critics slobbering over them, but also fans like R.E.M. (Peter Buck co-pr ... More >>

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    April 8, 2008
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    November 23, 2004

    Grace Under Pressure

    Shiatsu: Touch therapy you can buy and learn to give

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    March 11, 2003
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    August 24, 1999

    A Lot of Nerve

    Erotic Web Zine Swells in Size as It Plans To Become a Portal

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    June 15, 1999

    Web Sucks TV's Blood

    Buffy Fans Bite Back— and Bring a Larger Issue to Light

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    March 30, 1999

    Wired Like Me

    Linking Minorities Online Is a Major Challenge

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    November 17, 1998

    Community Service

    Will Free Home Pages Kill the BBS?

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    September 1, 1998

    Fighting the Irish

    Does free speech suffer in the aftermath of terrorism?

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    August 11, 1998
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    July 7, 1998