Jim DeRogatis began his writing career in high school in 1982, completing an assignment by interviewing another young-blooming music thinker: the brightly burned out, young, and probably canon Lester Bangs. Twenty-eight years later DeRogatis is a widely and justifiably respected critic and journa ... More >>
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
On Tuesday the San Francisco Bay Guardian posted a thorough editorial on the rumors (more here) of a possible imminent merger between the Phoenix-based New Times alternative weekly newspaper chain and Village Voice Media, which owns City Pages: "If there's a grain of truth here, and VVM and New Time ... More >>
The obsession over how much celebrities earn has boiled over recently, flooding the heating ducts and overflowing urinals at CTG Towers. How much did Diablo score in her movie deal? How much did John McCain earn for appearing in last weekend's boob raunch fest? Besides interpretive dance, writing bo ... More >>
Jonathan Safran Foer, Wes Anderson, Conor Oberst, and the new male infantilism
Poster designers Seripop have seen the future. And it's fluorescent green.
'Cremaster' controls the ups and downs of Matthew Barney's corpus
'The Beautiful and the Damned' meets 'The Naked and the Dead'
Penumbra's WWII drama Black Eagles equates killing with heroism and black progress
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
Ex-middleweight Paul Johnson's fight to unionize pro boxers
The Source suggests that beatness is in the eye of the beholder
Philip Roth's latest novel, I Married a Communist, examines the politics of personal betrayal
The Wilde Boom Excludes the Essence of Its SubjectHis Sensibility
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Life is hard and then you dance
The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo
Can a novel be impressive, elegant, and ultimately insignificant? In the case of Max Phillips's Snakebite Sonnet, yes.
The Amerindie film fest continues to inspire madness and money--and occasionally, art.