The semi-truthful, semi-complete but always interesting history of the National Lampoon magazine and the comedy revolution it spawned.
Chris Catania is utterly taken with this new collection of Shel Silverstein’s travelogue sketches from the Sixties. That’s right, Silverstein wrote for Playboy! I thought you said you read it for the articles….
Right-Wing flacks disguise their agenda as celebrity gossip. Ben Varkentine feels the need for a shower.
The Perfect Trance 2.0 (Neurodisc). Review by Ben “Yes, I’m gonna be a star” Varkentine.
Fulfilling a teenage dream, Phil Bailey picked up the new issue of Playboy, featuring Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle in her birthday suit. No, we won’t scan the photos for you.
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Carl F. Gauze reviews this comprehensive look at the early works of Muppets creator Jim Henson by Craig Shemin.
Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.