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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 ...

By DAVID THORPE  |  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
Sire/ADA (2013)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 01, 2013
Podcast:  Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 6-8-11

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. ...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 08, 2011
Podcast:  Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein

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...
By FNXAdmin  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 14, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Silhouette Lounge

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...
By Barry Thompson  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010

Review: 48 Hour Music Festival

At SPACE Gallery, March 6
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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...
By Carly Carioli  |  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...
By Carly Carioli  |  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)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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
Who's #1?
By SEAN RICHARDSON  |  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...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  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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By DAVID THORPE  |  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).  
Black star
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  June 25, 2008


Skipping gaily down the aisle

Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008

Where’s Lindsay?

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
By SHARON STEEL  |  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

By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  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

By JON GARELICK  |  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
By RICHARD BECK  |  February 26, 2008

Reba McEntire

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
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  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
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By ROB NELSON  |  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
By 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
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007

There’s something melodious and calm about’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
By ELLEE DEAN  |  October 08, 2007

Marketing magic

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
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 15, 2007