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The Big Hurt: This week in offensive content
In her long career of pushing boundaries, Madonna has run afoul of some of the world's most powerful institutions.
| March 08, 2013
The Big Hurt: Diving in the PR dumpster
I've been dumpster diving in the PR bin, the rankest receptacle of music industry waste, and I've come up with a dripping fistful of the month's hottest garbage.
| March 01, 2013
The Big Hurt: Leanin' With Biebs
Bieber was allegedly photographed sipping something from a double Styrofoam cup, in close proximity to a big bottle of codeine cough syrup. This can only add up to one thing: lean . That purple drank, the laudanum of Screw, the deadly nectar of Pimp C.
| February 22, 2013
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief(1)
Behold the music reporting of the 21st century!
| February 15, 2013
The Big Love Hurts: Valentine's Day press releases
Valentine's Day brings an enormous opportunity to squeeze money from the most lucrative demographics: the frustrated, the clingy, the lonely, and the stalky.
Spoil the mood with terrible dates, familiar faces and sex toy surprises
| February 08, 2013
The Big Hurt: 2013’s Hottest Rock Cruises
Chances are you've already heard about the MARK MCGRATH AND FRIENDS CRUISE , the most talked-about maritime disaster of the 21st century.
| February 01, 2013
The Big Hurt: Pop-culture news in brief
Could Nicki Minaj be casting aside her reputation as a fashion trailblazer?
| January 25, 2013
The Big Hurt: The Week in WorldStar unsigned Artist videos
In my Year-in-Preview column, I predicted that we'd pass "peak hip-hop" in 2013, and the unsigned hype on the WorldStar hip-hop site would slow to a trickle.
| January 18, 2013
The Big Hurt: The week in food
Losing weight is one of the most common new year's resolutions. Prepare for another year of failure, corpulent reader: time for an extra-greasy food news roundup!
| January 11, 2013
The Big Hurt: The week in trouble
This week in big rap no-nos: Fat Joe faces the possibility of two years in the slammer after pleading guilty to evading more than $700 grand in taxes.
| January 04, 2013
The Big Hurt: The worst singles of 2012
Although 2012 wasn't a particularly awful year for music, we still had to contend with a few dozen all-time stinkers.
| December 21, 2012
The Big Hurt: Pop-culture news in brief, from Tyga’s busta to Katy Perry’s scents
First priority: prevent Karmin/Will.i.am meeting. Second priority: smother Baby Hitler.
| December 14, 2012
The Big Hurt's obligatory holiday gift guide
Is the anxiety of seasonal consumer obligation weighing heavy upon your soul?
| December 07, 2012
The Big Hurt: This week in pop franchising
It's been such an eventful few months in pop that I've neglected one of my dearest projects: scraping the tarry press-release residue from the bottom of the industry barrel.
| November 30, 2012
The Big Hurt: Bieber's next romance
Our fledgling manlet has reportedly had his first taste of heartache! E! News — and everyone else in the world, by now — brings word that Biebs has been dumped by longtime gee eff Selena Gomez, who complained of conflicting schedules and "trust issues."
| November 23, 2012
The Big Hurt: One week ago in brief
Due to my strange publishing schedule, I'm writing this on November 5, the day before Mitt Romney will be elected to our highest office. I'm not at all worried about jinxing him, since he's a total lock and absolutely nothing could go wrong.
| November 16, 2012
The Big Hurt: The unkillable ''Gangnam Style''
After months of pop dominance, Psy's K-pop hit "Gangnam Style" has our nation's weary bloggers on the brink of collapse.
| November 09, 2012
The Big Hurt: The week in booze
Let's get blind shitfaced on semi-poisonous bathtub newsshine.
| November 02, 2012
Rap news in brief
In a recent Big Hurt column about selling out with grace and dignity, I gently called out Snoop Dogg as an artist who'd entirely blown out his commercial gag reflex.
| October 26, 2012
The Big Hurt: The Week in Fine Dining
It's a time of great upheaval for America's restaurant of last resort: Arby's is getting a major brand revamp.
| October 12, 2012
Billie Joe's crackup, Muse's truth
Jeers this week to regrettable behavior -- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is seeking treatment for substance abuse following a tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
| October 05, 2012
Pop and culture in brief
Last month, a peculiar scrap of music history went up for auction in England: a framed pair of ELVIS PRESLEY's husky briefs — "unwashed," according to the BBC, and still "soiled with stains."
The Big Hurt
| September 21, 2012
The Big Hurt: Heeding the commands of the Billboard Hot 100
From twisting and shouting to taking Eddie Money home tonight to fucking the police, pop music has always loved to boss us around.
Who Charted: The Pop Gauntlet
| September 07, 2012
The Big Hurt: The month in tragedy, rampages, and weird cheese
It's been a sad and grisly few weeks for live music.
Music news in brief
| July 20, 2012
Pitbull takes The Big Hurt north
Well, Pitbull invited me to go to Alaska with him.
Kodiak or Bust
| July 13, 2012
The Big Hurt: Dodging the IRL horseshit at the World’s Lulziest convention
I've braved some gruesome events in the line of making-fun-of-stuff duty: anime conventions, comic conventions, and even a furry convention.
ROFLCon: A Skeptic’s Guide
| May 04, 2012
The Big Hurt: Wheelchair songs
To whatever benevolent universal force tried to put a stop to the next CRAZY TOWN record by placing SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK in a coma last week: thanks, but further comas won't be necessary.
Music news in brief
| April 13, 2012
The Big Hurt: Diving into the billowing smokestack of music industry press releases
With all those huge buses and private jets, the music industry produces plenty of harmful waste — it's no joke that Aerosmith's latest US jaunt is called the "Global Warming Tour."
| April 06, 2012
The Big Hurt: Forward into the past!
COOLIO just got arrested for missing a court date . . . in 2010.
Music news in brief
| March 30, 2012
The Big Hurt: Hot 100 Debuts
I love writing these chart-watching editions of "The Big Hurt," but I don't do it too often, and for a depressing reason: the same shit stays on the charts week after week.
| February 03, 2012
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