Benjamin Booker | Turf Club | Monday, September 29Singer and guitarist Benjamin Booker's signature "Tent City Rivival" sound is what hipsters play to their children instead of lullabies. Booker's gravelly voice evokes a chipper Tom Waits with the timeless vocal simplicity of Bruce Springsteen (had T ... More >>
There's a great scene from Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's documentary about the Rolling Stones' 2006 performance at New York's Beacon Theatre, in which Jack White joins the band to sing and play guitar on "Loving Cup," a bluesy track off 1972's Exile on Main St. Midway through the song, White ... More >>
Today, MLB put up free tickets for the 2014 All-Star Weekend show featuring Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere at TCF Stadium. Unfortunately, this generosity has already backfired for some fans. Many thousand tickets for the July 12 concert went fast, and the radioactive complaints started piling up reg ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics
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Kei TerauchiFluffy, tangy, sweet, and everything nice"You wanna treat?" Within my dog's limited human vocabulary, the word "treat" has a special meaning. His eyes twinkle. And with his tail wagging, he opens his mouth slightly, panting a steady rhythm. A pool of drool starts in the sides of ... More >>
With a cackle and a crash, Rovio Mobile's Angry Birds stormed casual gamers' hearts like a lean-to made of glass, boulders and logs. Rovio, a tiny computer game company in Espoo, Finland, debuted Angry Birds, a mobile phone game, in December 2009. Since then the Birds have become the number # ... More >>
Favre has admitted sending messages to Jenn Sterger, but not pictures.Brett Favre's record-breaking streak for regular season starts, 297, ended as the Vikings took the field Monday night in Detroit. We noted that whatever anyone thinks of his off-field problems -- and we've written about t ... More >>
More evidence?Jenn Sterger's manager says that unless the National Football League punishes Brett Favre over the sexting scandal involving the former Jets sideline host, she'll "go public." Phil Reese tells TMZ that the evidence Sterger handed over to NFL investigators a few weeks ago "prov ... More >>
A worthwhile investment?We've long known that Deadspin paid an anonymous source for the cock shots and sexts it said Brett Favre sent to Jenn Sterger, just like it pays for other news. But until today we didn't know how much Favre's junk was worth. Now we do.
Their lawyers say no money changed hands.The NFL's geek squad is still obsessing over whether Brett Favre sent unwanted cock shots to Jenn Sterger's cell phone. And now Favre's agent and Sterger's manager are trading accusations about whether Favre wanted to buy Sterger's silence as the stor ... More >>
The former Jets sideline host huddled with NFL security officials.Just as Brett Favre seems to be getting back in the groove, the story about his itchy cell phone thumb is back in play. Jenn Sterger spent three hours yesterday with NFL security officials, going into detail about Favre's alle ... More >>
Collection Walker Art Center Miriam and Erwin Kelen Acquisition Fund for Drawings, 2005 Copyright retained by the artist Laylah Ali, "Untitled", 2005Everyone is choosing sides lately: Team Coco, Team Edward, Team Jacob. At the Walker Art Center, chief curator Darsie Alexander has decided to ... More >>
A trip to the dentist gets weird in Plymouth
All photos courtesy AlKooper.comINTERVIEW BY RICK MASONKeyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Kooper's uncanny presence and participation in landmark musical events over the past half-century have made him the rock equivalent of Forrest Gump or Zelig. His long association with Bob Dyl ... More >>
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
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Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction
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When Trip Shakespeare broke up, Matt Wilson marched off to war against his muse. Five years later, this exacting songwriter returns from the front with his first solo album.
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