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KateGate's Growing Horrors: From B-52 Kate Pierson's Unapolegetic Alignment With Anti-Trans Activism to Her Transparently Empty Call for Dialogue

Dear Kate, It's been over a week since the release of your new single, "Mister Sister," and the publication of my open letter to you regarding the disappointment and pain that it caused me, a longtime fan, and many in the trans community. Show More Summary

A-Sides with Jon ChattmanThe ABCs of THE HEYDAZE; A-Sides Top 54 Songs of 2014

Drink. Eat. Write papers. Somewhat study. Hit on girls. Get turned down.That essentially sums up my college experience, but why share my pratfalls. Oh, right... because THE HEYDAZE are a band that formed in college about a year ago, and their college stories probably King Kong Bundy outweigh mine. Show More Summary

Things Have Changed: Dylan Sounding Tremendous in Recent Tour Leg

Whatever Bob Dylan did differently on this leg of the Never Ending Tour, he needs to keep doing it. He hasn't sounded this good in years. His was voice the clearest it has been in a decade; his words were audible; there was bounce, a Chaplin-esque bobble in his step, as he skipped across the stage like a marionette on strings. Show More Summary

Best Buy, 'Serial' and the Era of Outrage

Last week, Best Buy became the latest entity to find itself staring down the barrel of the Internet's collective indignation. On Thursday, the retail chain tweeted a joke about Serial, the wildly popular true crime podcast, generating a ferocious backlash in the process. Show More Summary

Music Picks for 2014

For the last 11 years, I've released an annual list of my favorite albums, intended primarily for those who want to hear new music but have a hard time sorting through the hundreds of new titles that are released each year. I added often...Show More Summary

The Sociology of Annoying Xmas Songs

Why do some of the most annoying Xmas songs keep coming back year after year after year? To find answers to this question, one could do worse than study Wham!'s musical masterpiece "Last Christmas." It is virtually impossible to leave the house without hearing it. Show More Summary

Stand! with Black Messiah

Buried amid the acknowledgments of his 2013 memoir, Questlove, of the Roots, wrote "D: I pray this album comes out before my twentieth book." His sentiments echoed the feelings of a great swath of music fans. Those words marked 13 years since D'Angelo released his sophomore studio effort, Voodoo. Show More Summary

If '80s Songs Were Written Today

Young people, in order for you to understand this blog, you need to be aware of a dark time in human history. There was a time -- brace yourselves -- when people did not have smartphones or even regular cell phones. No, not even flip phones. Show More Summary

On With the Show Tunes: A Refueled Fleetwood Mac Truck Delivers Again

Putting on a show to match the grandeur and longevity of Fleetwood Mac is a massive undertaking, but Stevie Nicks needed just a minute to personalize it for the crowd of mostly Coloradans in the sold-out Pepsi Center on Dec. 12, 2014. "I...Show More Summary

Aisle View: The 2014 Ten Best List

Alex Sharp in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Photo: Joan Marcus Now that we have seen the final new plays of the year, it is time to turn our attention to our 2014 favorites. This was a relatively strong year; where the canker gnaws, as good old blimey slimey Captain Hook might say, is in the musical department. Show More Summary

Here We Are Again: Kukla, Fran and Ollie

As I've mentioned often, I love Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (and Mortimer Snerd). The only other that equals them for me is Burr Tillstrom and Kukla, Fran and Ollie. I've tried to find video of the Kuklapolitan Players online, and there is some, but unfortunately none of it does the show justice. Show More Summary

Did You Watch 'You Can't Do That on Television?' Here's Why You Should Have

(Christine McGlade headshot for You Can't Do That on Television, photo provided by Christine McGlade) Once upon a time, long before the advent of the Internet, and well before we all carried cell phones, a group of unknown kids boarded a bus from school to a small Ottawa TV taping facility. Show More Summary

My Conversation with Angelina Jolie

Tonight I'm joined by Academy Award-winning actress and director, Angelina Jolie. Her film, "Unbroken" which tells the real life story of Olympian Louis Zamperini's heroic struggle to stay alive during his captivity as a POW during World...Show More Summary

4 Celebrities Named for "Who Do You Think You Are?" Season Starting Feb 24th

It won't be long until genealogy fans and history buffs can get another hit of watching celebrities time travel to their roots. TLC's next season of "Who Do You Think You Are?" begins on February 24th. Celebrities announced to date include...Show More Summary

The Amy I Know

I am a fairly prominent African American screenwriter (Ali, Remember The Titans). I write this in defense of Amy Pascal, someone I met 22 years ago as a young writer. What she did for me, away from the cameras, when I was nobody andShow More Summary

Crime Of The Century: Chatting with Roger Hodgson, Simon & Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell Box Reviews and a KMC Exclusive

A Conversation with Roger Hodgson Mike Ragogna: Roger, Crime Of The Century is forty years old, congratulations on that and for co-creating such an iconic album. So you and Rick Davies wrote the songs separately though you were both credited as the songwriters, kind of like the Lennon/McCartney arrangement. Roger Hodgson: Right. Show More Summary

Steven Lee Olsen: Nashville's Next Big Thing?

"I'm a product of 90s country," admits Toronto-born, Nashville-tested singer-songwriter Steven Lee Olsen. "I grew up listening to Garth and Bryan White and George Strait and Vince Gill. Those are the guys who made me fall in love with...Show More Summary

Movie Review: Inherent Vice - Tripping - and stumbling

I was engaged for the first hour of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice - and frustrated into raging impatience by the final 90 minutes. So - 40 percent? Not a passing grade. Inherent Vice squanders a strong start in an orgy of wheel-spinning. Show More Summary

Twelve Days of Burlesque

On the twelfth day of Christmas Harold Minsky gave to me... 12 strippers stripping 11 flashers flashing 10 tappers tapping 9 groins a-grinding 8 butts a-bumping 7 seamstresses sewing 6 police a'raiding 5 shows a night 4 comics muggin' 3...Show More Summary

HGTV Star Taniya Nayak Becomes Brand Ambassador to Ellen DeGeneres

You may ask who is Taniya Nayak? If you are an avid HGTV or Food Network viewer, you'll know exactly who Taniya Nayak is. Host of "House Hunters On Vacation," "Design To Sell" and appearances on the Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible,"...Show More Summary

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