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Legendary Darlene Love to Release a New Album, Get Your Organ Fired Up

Darlene Love, legendary background singer who was immortalized in the 20 Feet From Stardom documentary, will release a new album this year called Introducing Darlene Love. If you’re wondering who she is, let her Oscar’s acceptance speech—performance?–jog your memory. » 6/19/15 7:45pm 6/19/15 7:45pm

Cynthia Nixon Assures Concerned Parties Bisexuality Isn't a Choice

Cynthia Nixon's comments that being gay was a personal choice for her rankled all manner of folk earlier this month. And now she's weathered the shitstorm Nixon has come out to clarify her position – even though she did a pretty good job of it the first time around – and say that, for her, being gay is a choice but… » 1/31/12 9:00am 1/31/12 9:00am

Last Night Liz Phair Descended On The Pampered Aging Nineties Theme…

Yesterday Jessica and I went to see the musician Liz Phair play an intimate concert in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the highly underappreciated cult album Exile In Guyville. The crowd was somewhat disappointingly subdued, chiefly because they couldn't really sing along word-for-word as one usually does in… » 6/26/08 2:20pm 6/26/08 2:20pm

Parsing The Obama Ipod As Told To Rolling Stone: The Blog Equivalent Of…

There are two kinds of good things in this world, according to my friend Don. There are the Irrefutables, and then, there are the things where you're like "You think you're soooooooooo cool, but you can't deny…" The irrefutables are, you know, just that. (Obama's race speech. Exile In Guyville. Thomas Frank's call for… » 6/25/08 10:00am 6/25/08 10:00am