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The Rice Cakes take the WBRU Rock Hunt title

A jam-packed crowd rocked out at the Met on Friday, and the highly-appreciative bands clearly fed off the energy throughout the evening.
And the winner is ...
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 30, 2012

Bay Area beatdown

These are grimly predictable days in the newspaper business.

The soap-operatic significance of the Bay Guardian–Village Voice Media battle


By ADAM REILLY  |  March 11, 2008
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The dirt

ABC’s The Bachelor has long been one of the dirtiest shows on TV, a softcore brothel spritzed with the air-freshener pieties of courtly love.
Predatory bachelorettes, animal assassins
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 10, 2007

Teen screams


Five more shows that pushed the envelope
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 03, 2006
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True Dick?

Philip K. Dick saw into the future, man, the FUTURE. Scanner brained: Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly . By Peter Keough A slacker darkly: Why Dick likes Dick. By Peter Keough
Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 05, 2006
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Revisiting the Zoo

There’s a whole slew of baseball fans who don’t remember a time when there was no DH in the American League, when there were just the two leagues and no divisions, there was no scoreboard in the corner of your TV screen, and when 50-home-run seasons were
Recalling the golden era when the Yankees were laughingstocks
By CHRIS YOUNG  |  May 18, 2006


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Hostile encounters

Many well-intentioned guests simply end up befuddled and battered after entering a world in which Bill O’Reilly shrewdly selects his targets and then carpet-bombs them.
Bill O’Reilly is famous for attacking guests who dare disagree with him. So why do liberals keep going on his show?  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 19, 2006