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The Big Hurt: Lupe’s career change
You may have already had a big luxurious eye roll at celebrities as "creative directors" of companies ...
| March 22, 2013
Johnny Marr | The Messenger
Going solo is rarely a good decision. For every exception to the rule of who flourishes after unburdening themselves of the half-talents that have been holding them back — Justin Timberlake, for one — there are dozens of embarrassing Dee Dee Ramone rap
| March 01, 2013
Podcast: Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 6-8-11
Fletcher and Henry were very eager to hear about how it went as Meredith sat one on one with THE Justin Timberlake over the weekend. ...
| June 08, 2011
Podcast: Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein
Our Globe Gossip Girl is on her way to LA to interview Justin Timberlake this weekend!DOWNLOAD: Meredith Goldstein 6-1-11.mp3To download podcast, right click and choose...
| June 01, 2011
The Big Hurt: Biebs's babe
Biebs's babe, Bach's split, Thude's Justin, Blu in Seattle, and Muse in space
Plus Bach's split, Thude's Justin, Blu in Seattle, and Muse in space
| January 14, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Silhouette Lounge
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.Silhouette LoungeMercer Smith How long have you been...
| December 03, 2010
Review: The Social Network
The ever unpredictable David Fincher, along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, didn't try to go high tech with this monumental "bio-pic" about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Fincher, Eisenberg put a face on it
| October 01, 2010
Review: 48 Hour Music Festival
At SPACE Gallery, March 6
| March 12, 2010
VIDEO: Justin Timberlake brings Jessica Biel, collects Hasty Pudding Award at Cambridge's Oberon theater
Put another feather in the cap of the ART-affiliated OBERON THEATER (up for a Boston Best 2010 award if you're in the voting mood), which...
| February 06, 2010
MP3: Passion Pit remixes Lady Gaga + Beyonce's "Telephone"; plus, Justin Timberlake's beardo friend
PASSION PIT REMIX LADY GAGA + BEYONCE's "TELEPHONE." For those of you who think that Passion Pit is a passing college fad, well, this probably...
| January 25, 2010
Rihanna | Rated R
Look, it’s not as if there were a song where she says, “Chris Brown, you chicken-shit motherfucker, your ass is gonna pay.”
Def Jam (2009)
| December 04, 2009
Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out
Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
| July 03, 2009
HILARIOUS alert: Latest from Andy Samberg and Timberlake
There is nothing more that needs to be said. Andy Samberg you are amazing...
| May 14, 2009
The Big Hurt: Devil music
When I was around 10 years old, I wandered into a rural flea market and found one of the greatest pieces of music journalism ever written: a forgotten crank masterpiece called Backward Masking Unmasked that had been written in 1983 by Texan minister
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| May 08, 2009
Interview: Talib Kweli
If one hip-hop album crystallized the schism between underground authenticity and mainstream monotony, it was Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star (Rawkus).
| October 21, 2008
The Love Guru
Guru Pitka is a self-help mogul with origins in Mike Myers’s now tired vision of the groovy ’60s.
Derivative, crass, and boring
| June 25, 2008
Skipping gaily down the aisle
Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| June 04, 2008
Dina Lohan and her 14-year-old daughter, Ali, made the rounds on the talk-show circuit last week to promote their new reality series, Living Lohan .
Dina and Ali work the Lohan brand
| June 02, 2008
Better than Madonna
Everybody dug Confessions on a Dance Floor , but I’m one of approximately 12 people who liked American Life , Madonna’s weirdly militant 2003 disc.
Pop stars with product to move
| April 22, 2008
No clock ticking
Rock and roll is a 15-year-old. Its makers may succumb to prudence and time but the music remains hormonal, idealistic, kinetic, and furious at anything you can think of to be pissed off about.
Jay Reatard channels his inner problem child
| April 15, 2008
All-ages for all
Berklee College of Music continues with its DIY curriculum, one that could pay dividends to the music community at large.
Opening Café 939
| April 02, 2008
The low end
The British rave revolution of the late ’80s/early ’90s is accurately viewed as the source of the ever increasing number of dance genres in the UK.
The bassline house invasion
| February 26, 2008
Reba McEntire became famous in the 1980s, when country music consisted of ballads as big as the hair of the singers who sang them.
Reba Duets | MCA
| February 12, 2008
Pop in a hard place
The norms Black Dice resist are significant and strong and worth resisting.
Black Dice’s Load Blown
| January 10, 2008
From ma’am, with love
Nilaja Sun could have caved to expectation.
No Child . . . at the ART, plus This Wonderful Life and White Christmas
| December 09, 2007
The wasted land
Richard Kelly’s wildly ambitious and widely loathed Southland Tales now seems among the most believable works of film futurism ever made in this country.
Richard Kelly goes for broke in Southland Tales
| November 16, 2007
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
Can Britney rise again?
The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
| October 18, 2007
There’s something melodious and calm about Will.i.am’s third solo hip-hop/R&B album — but there’s also something boring about its euphonic electro-funk dolor.
Songs About Girls | A+M
| October 08, 2007
When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
| August 15, 2007
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