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When Disaster Strikes

For better or worse, hometown pride is as central to hip-hop as misogyny and marijuana.
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2012
Gaslight Anthem -- Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem | Handwritten

Handwritten finds the Gaslight Anthem firmly grounded — all grease, grit, and earnest emotion as visceral as the hometown soil caked beneath their fingernails.
Mercury (2012)
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  July 20, 2012

Interview: Michael Ian Black's death-defying comedy

Despite the title of the much lamented comedy series he shared with Michael Showalter, it turns out that Michael Ian Black does not have all that many issues after all. He's just deeply strange.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 07, 2011
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Paul Lieberman's Brazilian accent

How did a middle-class Jewish kid from New Jersey become a first-call session musician in Rio de Janeiro?
By JON GARELICK  |  August 19, 2011