Where exactly are we going?
Twenty-seven years ago Carter declared military force would be used to control the Persian Gulf. Today, Cheney is repeating history.
The new government is taking shape. No party having a majority makes voting a fair process.
Other musicians pay lip service to "thinking outside the box;" Torn is nowhere near that damned box.
This was the album that catapulted Bruce Springsteen from popular pop star to megastar and cultural icon.
Brad Paisley belongs to that group of modern cowboys such as Tim Mcgraw, Garth Brooks, and Keith Urban who add a little rock to their country.
Sly and the Family Stone recorded a perfect album. It wouldn't have a prayer of being released today.
Another collection of metal and prog reviews in Marty's Musical Meltdown.
Songs about suicide by some of the biggest pioneers of alternative music.
A great reminder of the singularly unique talent that is Lou Reed.
England's next big thing of 2006 comes back with a razor-sharp second album full of pop-punk riffs and surprisingly insightful lyrics.
The Magic Position is one of the finest releases of 2007 to date. Don't go through life without hearing it.
Madonna's new charity single proves she's still a creative force to be reckoned with.
One of the first albums I ever got into.
By shining while hanging with the big boys, Joel Frahm has proven he belongs in their company.
Joss Stone has delivered her newest album, Introducing Joss Stone, with the note that this is finally the real her.
Chanticleer’s newest recording, And on Earth, Peace: A Chanticleer Mass is in many ways its most ambitious and satisfying project.
Wilco has Sky Blue Sky. I would be more likely to call their undistinguished songwriting Sucky Bland Sucky
Good children's music doesn't "sing down" to kids, and this CD meets that requirement.
A punk princess's recipe for aging gracefully: add a little acoustic heart to that old downtown attitude.
Thirty years later, Elvis Costello still has no intention of going gentle into anyone's good night.
A new jazz feature begins at Blogcritics.
... one of the most inventive groups of musicians and songwriters to emerge during the storied mid-'60s Summer of Love era.
Iommi's guitars, Dio's voice and charisma led the charge through Sabbath's second life with a sharp, medieval set.
The only equipment you need in order to know your way around a guitar's fret board can be bought in a store.
The Almost may be a so-called side project, but they are grabbing a ton of attention.
The sounds and influences of Sky Blue Sky are vintage '70s.
Arturo Perez-Reverte's Captain Alatriste series continues to be the wonder it was from the opening line of the first book
How a closeted gay musician dealt with the "manly" world of rock, the AIDS epidemic, and his own demons.
SuChin Pak interviews Patty Marx, author of Him Her Again the End of Him.
More intellect and less emotion can unleash deeply hidden powers.
“The Bay crawled with whitecaps like maggots seething in a broad wound.” Journey to the sea on knotty words.
A daring 13-year-old leaves home for what she hopes is a much better life.
A beautiful collection of kimono from a talented artist whose work has been showcased around the world.
After seeing 20 horses run in the Kentucky Derby, there are only nine running this Saturday.
Unfortunately for us, it seems that our woolly friends have a human counterpart -- the social sheep.
Elsa, I'm a Sagittarius and can't seem to find anyone who seems interesting enough for the effort it takes to go out...
I’ll try not to be too mean in this letter, but you really have me concerned, Katie.
Discover furniture designer George Nakashima's beautiful works of natural art.
Discover the best of what's new in Los Angeles at Prime Grill and Canvas.
I didn't always agree with him, but I'm going to miss the guy.
Couture is brought to the masses with an attractive, affordable, and surprisingly high-quality line at Target stores.
Are her troubles a sign of the times?
Little kids, little kids - let me in!
The emotional reality of the human experience is that we are simply happiest when we love and are loved in return.
Even as everything western is considered cool, dances like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudhi, Kathak, and Odissi still attract young Indians.
Hollywood seems to lacking for new ideas. How about Pure Country 2?
Does it live up to its predecessors?
I can think of a few things, but I imagine some of them won't go down well.
A powerful story set in Brooklyn, circa 1985.
Junk-cinema fans will enjoy this German martial-arts epic.
Simon must be really, really pissed.
A major brand-new prediction about the season finale!
Will VM and I still be friends next season?
Blogcritics and NBC Rewind are pleased to host a giveaway of scripts signed by the entire casts of Law and Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
Oh man does Fox have a lot going on this fall.
Positive martial arts wizardry with a Latino flair.
Don't cha wanna be a Pusscat Doll?
A delightful comedy starring an array of attractive women.
The most improved new show of 2007?
This is perhaps the best and most affordable Italian restaurant in the Dallas area.
Kernels, fossils, history, and Native Americans.
A warning is something you put on packaging that a person can see so that they can make a considered decision
This time we look at OS X
Flo returns for her third dining adventure: vacation. But she loses her luggage and needs bucks for her trip.
It's no surprise the Donald has found his way into a computer game, but it might not be what you expect.