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The Walkmen refuse to break stride

"My lord, where's the satisfaction? It's all uphill for me," croons Hamilton Leithauser in "Victory," a standout track from the Walkmen's new Lisbon (Fat Possum), and a perfect example of the sort of musty and swelling anthems the New York band — who c
Slow and steady
By MICHAEL GRIMES  |  October 01, 2010

Parental advisory

An exceedingly bizarre sequence of events transpired this past week — the parents of two different playoff-competing NBA players were arrested in separate incidents, one on each coast.
The pros take a back seat to their misbehaving moms and dads
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 28, 2010

Punk rock redux

Try reimagining early punk as some physically intense and massively popular athletic contest.
Blood on the Wall pump out the nostalgia
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  April 01, 2008

Must be the genes

You don’t often see sports-crime legacies.
Sports blotter: "Brother to brother" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 12, 2008

Duck season

No one knows what got into Offerman — he’d never been arrested before.
Sports blotter: "Somewhere, Izzy Alcantara smiled" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 22, 2007

NAScar-bon neutral?

Anyone trying to get their minds around the complicated puzzles of greenhouse gases and global warming can learn a thing or two by watching how motor sports are adapting to the growing pressure to become eco-friendly.
Motor sports make an improbable environmentalist example
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 30, 2007


A little bit Louder Now

Having risen from post-hardcore bands that even your mom has taken to calling “emo,” they’re now a band with a rock and roll work ethic and aspirations to pop greatness.
Taking Back Sunday's Matt Rubano on flying mics, MySpace, Boston, and playing bass with Shaq
By VICKI G. SIOLOS  |  June 22, 2006

Sports blotter: June 2, 2006

In what may be the highest-pro?le Crips murder case since the Snoop Dogg “Murder Was the Case” incident, a Los Angeles high-school football star on his way to a full ride at Oregon was implicated last week in an investigation that reads like a Sociology
Copycat run-ins with Gilbert Arenas and Amare's mom
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 31, 2006