Sasha Frere-Jones on Prince in Vegas

New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones writes about Prince this week: "It doesn't matter that the artist, who is forty-eight, has released only a handful of decent recordings in the past fifteen years. He is perhaps the greatest living performer in the pop tradition. The fact that, as he says during his live shows, 'my friends all look different--I look just the same' simply enhances the impression that he is our Dorian Gray, if Gray had been raised by Cher and James Brown." SFJ's blog is still going strong as well.