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Miles For Mathers

8 Mile is out today. I am so not an Eminem fan: other than a (very few) catchy little numbers (“Trailer park girls – please stand up – wikky wikky Slim Shady”), nothing about this pud interests me at all (he’s making fun of white trash??). White rapper? So what, …

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Steve Martin to Host Oscars

Steve Martin, who is only 57 but has had gray hair for 40 years, will host the 75th Academy Awards in March, Reuters reports: The March 23 presentation of the film industry’s highest honors will mark Martin’s 10th appearance on an Oscars telecast and his second as master of ceremonies. …

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The Idiot Factor

I guess 15% of any group of people are idiots. James Traficant, a convicted felon who campaigned from his prison cell, still received over 27,000 votes for the new U.S. House District 17 seat in Northeast Ohio. What other explanation is there other than brain damage? Young Democrat Tim Ryan …

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Make Your Voice Heard

No, I’m not talking about the elections: I’m talking about a cool online survey comparing CD and digital music download usage: This is the first page of a questionnaire designed by Aram Sinnreich, a doctoral student at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. I am …

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Pot Puffing Up to Polls

As a sign that the national mood has begun to shift away from the zero tolerance, “just say No” mantra that first took root in the late ’70s, voters in three states and Washington D.C. (too late for a former mayor) vote today on measures that will decriminalize drugs or …

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Webcaster Alliance

New organization and site dedicated to supporting “the entire internet radio industry.” Webcaster Alliance is a trade organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and services to every aspect of the streaming media community. Founded on the principles of promoting and encouraging growth for all of its members, Webcaster Alliance …

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MP3.com Turns Five

MP3.COM celebrates anniversary with new site design and new tracks from the major labels. Artists represented include: Alanis Morissette, Alison Krauss, Bjork, Busta Rhymes, Coldplay, Craig David, David Gray, Dru Hill, Eminem, Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Ja Rule, Jimmy Eat World, Kylie Minogue, Lee Ann Womack, LL Cool J, Madonna, …

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Hip-Hop the Vote

Hip-hop culture now turning attention to electoral process: “We will make the political establishment understand that this is a generation that has not only produced a culture that has seized the center stage of the world, but that in terms of politics will be the most savvy of any generation …

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Babs and Assorted Others

Barbra Streisand has been in the news a fair amount lately, including this flap over political statements made on her website. I still don’t get why anyone gives a fig about what entertainers have to say about politics: I don’t care what politicians have to say about entertainment either. Returning …

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New Comics Journal

Dead wood version of Comics Journal hits newsstands this week. Interviews this time out feature “Skeleton Key” creator Andi Watson: PAUL GRAVETT: Silence is something that comics can capture beautifully and specifically, in a way that perhaps no other medium can. What appeals to you about using silence in your …

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