It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Russell Crowe! Resident Superman historian Steve Stav asserts that the Man of Steel winds up playing second fiddle to his super-dad.
Remember back when variety shows were all the rage? The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show proves that even after 40+ years, this is not only one of the best, but it’s still just as entertaining today.
He called himself “Noam Chomsky with dick jokes”, but he was much more than that. James Mann looks at the new documentary on the comic genius and social commentator that was the great Bill Hicks.
Pad Thai, Richard Pryor, a metal madman, and masked musicians: The Legend of the Seagullmen invaded Cocoa Beach. Ian Koss makes sense of it all.
Chris Catania files a report from the Chicago stop of the hip-hoptastic Bounce Tour, featuring N.W.A. alumni and pop culture junkies-turned-rappers- like Madlib- alike. And of course, tour headliner and organizer, dj Peanut Butter Wolf.
Carl F Gauze selects the 19 most important public figures to pass away in the last 12 months. Sad – but true!
A Top 19 list from Tom Schulte , a music journalist that dropped his pen to grab the fader.
Shelton Hull puts Lenny Bruce in perspective, with help from the recent box set Let the Buyer Beware (Shout! Factory)
Shelton Hull takes a long look at the fiery performances of Bill Hicks and sees both comedy’s last outlaw and a prophetic Texan who understood the danger of myth and symbols.
Comedy! Education! Lobotomies! Daniel Mitchell discusses these topics, and the art of dying lonely, with world-renowned comedienne Margaret Cho.
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Just in time for the heavy metal Christmas shopping season, European author Alexandros Anesiadis delivers his latest — a thorough and riveting encyclopedia-type account of the hard-working DIY American bands that created an important underground music scene that’s well worth remembering.