James Wolcott

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Legs McNeil on Joey Ramone, punk in 2012, and not trusting music critics

    Legs McNeil is a legendary rock music historian, author and journalist. He co-founded and wrote for Punk Magazine back in the mid-'70s, is a former senior editor for Spin, and founder/editor of Nerve magazine in 1992. He is renowned as co-author of Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Pu ... More >>

  • Feature

    January 2, 2008

    Artists of the Year

    We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.

  • Feature

    January 2, 2008

    Artists of the Year

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2006

    2/21: Morning Communique

    Government's civil liberties board only on paper, Henry Rollins reported to Aussie Nat'l Security for reading a book, Antarctic penguin cam, weinerwhistles, and more...

  • Books

    October 19, 2005

    Job Had It Easy

    Good Grief: Joan Didion tries to write about loss without losing it

  • Sports

    August 24, 2005

    Kids Demand More Gore on Television

    Al Gore's Current TV takes an earnest poke at news and culture

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2005

    "Through cowardice we shall all be safe"

    In the March Vanity Fair, James Wolcott wrote an engrossing appreciation of the subversive 1964 anti-war film, The Americanization of Emily. Owing to contractual disputes, the movie has been virtually impossible to rent, steal or borrow for years now. Recently, however, my wife managed to obtain the ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    All the President's Lies

    In recent weeks, the press and some Democrats have finally taken up a critical White House deception about Iraq and uranium. What took them so long? And what about all the other lies?

  • Books

    June 18, 2003

    Jesus Died For This Book

    James Wood creates a whiny liar who's got it in for God

  • Books

    December 19, 2001

    Barbs and Ken: A sleazy celeb funhouse

    A Critic's Diaries Spank His Subjects

  • Feature

    November 22, 1995