If you pay attention to my music entries, you may have noticed a recurrent theme. It seems a lot of the bands I hear these days, many of which I really like, […]
Meanings, pt. 2: a crisis of prevailing values
by Michael Tracey It isn’t just that there is an appetite for scandal, sex, sleaze, death narratives, it is also that feeding such appetites can be very profitable. The fact is that […]
Beware celebrity negroes raising your gas prices for Satan!
I’m beginning to get a bad feeling about Campaign ’08. A nasty, sinking feeling that we’re a’fixin’ to spend the next three months obliterating ever record for dirty, dishonest, unethical, immoral electioneering […]
TunesDay: what is, what was and what almost was – the S&R interview with Don Dixon
I’ve been a very big Don Dixon fan since the late ’70s, so when his new CD, The Nu-Look, dropped I was bouncing around the living room like Snoopy doing a happy […]
Feminism now: the trouble with vaginas
By Ann Ivins Vaginas are big lately. From the dark and steamy netherworld of celebrity culture to the convoluted, overheated annals of politics; from the tongue-twisting exploration of an evolving sexual lexicon […]
2007 in Review, pt. 3: Sex, drugs and cellulite!
Welcome to part three of S&R’s first annual year-end round-up. I’ll begin by apologizing for my colleagues, who have wasted a lot of their time (and yours) yammering about “important” issues. Of […]
The Spears and the Huckabees: Parenting on parade
There’s a funny parenting story in the news. And there’s another funny parenting story that isn’t in the news. Unfortunately, the one that isn’t needs to be. The “in the news” story […]
Celebrity Endorse-O-Rama rages out of control
First Oprah endorses Obama. Now Barbra is jumping the Hillary train. Great. Just feckin’ great. If we can get Britney on the stump for Edwards my life will be complete.
Satuday Video Roundup: Chicks That Rock, part deux
Three weeks ago we devoted Saturday Video Roundup to “Chicks That Rock.” Then we did an edition on some of the top male artists of 2007. My wife wanted to know why […]
Britney coverage is in the public interest and Iran isn't; are we as dumb as they think we are?
Well, here’s a fine howdy-do first thing this morning: an absolutely breathtaking bit of misdirection and pro-monopolist hackery masquerading as a good-faith critique of Bill Moyers. Moyers’ point seems to be that […]