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Interview: God save John Lydon
When Sex Pistols impresario Malcolm McLaren coined the phrase "cash from chaos," he may have been describing his own filthy lucre, but for the members of rock's most explosive group, the fiduciary comeuppance was and has been eternally forthcoming.
| October 12, 2012
What's F'n Next? Poliça
Poliça have come a long way in the past year. When they played the Paradise last September, the Minnesota act opened for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — and it was one of their first shows ever.
| October 05, 2012
Good side of bad things
Now for a few words in support of partisanship, gridlock, negative campaigning, and super PACs.
Politics + Other Mistakes
| July 13, 2012
Review: The Invisible War
A few years ago, documentarian Kirby Dick read an article about rape among the troops and was shocked to see that no one had made a movie on the subject.
Kirby Dick's documentary on rape in the military
| July 06, 2012
Review: The Newsroom
The Newsroom is a dose of concentrated Sorkin, by turns maddening and exhilarating.
All in the family: Sorkin does Sorkin in 'The Newsroom'
| June 22, 2012
Review: Into the Abyss
From the abyss of time in Cave of Forgotten Dreams , Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment in today's America.
Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment
| November 11, 2011
Review: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
In the era when the Black Panther Party was its most powerful and off-the-pig-threatening and separatist, there was little interest in even conversing with whitey, unless whitey was from somewhere other than the ultra-racist USA.
A collage of privileged documentary moments
| September 30, 2011
AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
| August 19, 2011
Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher talks new music, the Oasis breakup, and 'shithole' Glastonbury
Back in March, I caught up with Liam post-soundcheck in Paris, when he called to talk about his new gig, Noel taking credit for the success of Oasis, and how he is scaling back the partying -- but not to Chris Martin of Coldplay levels.
| August 19, 2011
John Sayles on novels, movies and US history
It is high noon and writer and director John Sayles is doing what he does best: telling stories and giving directions.
A good Amigo
JOHN J. KELLY
| June 24, 2011
The only thing less common than Brother Ali–caliber MCs are profiles that don’t credit dude as “blind” and “albino” in the first graf.
Brother Ali is more than just albino
| November 06, 2009
Brother Ali | Us
Brother Ali is like a cool roaming uncle who occasionally surfaces with gifts and insights.
| October 02, 2009
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