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Why I play violent video games
When I was 15, I made a new best friend.
| February 01, 2013
Review: Celeste and Jesse Forever
What's social climbing Celeste (co-writer Rashida Jones) to do when her affable go-nowhere husband (Andy Samberg) starts to feel like an anchor?
Lee Toland Krieger's divorce rom-com
| August 17, 2012
The Big Hurt: Rihanna, Killers, Cee Lo, Ke$ha, and Macca shit the bed
Not the swiftest week in the history of pop — every news story seemed to be about some almighty screw-up or another .
The week's worst ideas
| January 13, 2012
The Big Hurt: This week in music merchandising
I love watching a credible artist make a decent living. That's why I take such audibly-giggling delight in keeping readers abreast of the latest honest-buck news, which is coming fast and furious this week.
| September 30, 2011
The Big Hurt: Ke$ha, 'That Girl in Pink,' and Mongo Slade make 'news'
This week, another ill-fated jog down the dark alley of music biz press releases. . . .
| September 16, 2011
The Big Hurt: A Swift descent into Cake, Broadcasting death, and Steven Tyler's Idol
It was a minor tragedy when blameless young TAYLOR SWIFT scored the worst-selling #1 album in recorded chart history. But the humiliation didn't end there: the poor kid's record was shattered only a week later by quasi-novelty dorks CAKE , who manage
Music News in Brief
| January 28, 2011
Reveling in Spose's Medium for the masses
Spose will soon release a new album on a major label, Universal Republic. Happy Medium is not it. The answer to the question "Why?" is the subject of another story (conveniently found here ).
C'mon get Happy
| January 14, 2011
2010: The Year In Pop Music
Music may exist to express emotions, dreams, and nightmares, but beyond its loftier aims, it's a means of escape.
A schizophrenic year of rock and pop
| December 24, 2010
Ke$ha | Cannibal
As club banger "Blow" crescendos, incendiary brat and cultural irritant Ke$ha intones, "We are taking over — get used to it!"
| December 10, 2010
Ke$ha with Francis & the Lights at Lupo's
My 11-year-old doesn't brush his teeth with Jack. In fact, he doesn't know jack about Jack. But he sings along quite loudly when Ke$ha explains...
| October 19, 2010
Rihanna and Ke$ha at the Comcast Center
Is there an artist more commanding of the pop-radio landscape than Rihanna? Whether she's chumming up with Hov ("Umbrella," "Run This Town") or annihilating a...
| August 03, 2010
You have a better chance of hearing Taylor Swift songs banging out of Kanye’s tinted windows than you do of hearing either of their pop asses on the Good Life speakers during Fever.
Flavorheard, Frank White, and Mister Jason are Fever
| April 02, 2010
Ke$ha | Animal
If balancing adolescent stupidity and abandon with effortless hooks has been a sacred rite of pop music since time immemorial, then crunk-pop diva Ke$ha is on her way to priesthood.
| January 08, 2010
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