The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>
Update: 10:39 a.m. Sunday
The Shins were on Saturday Night Live last night night weekend's musical guests.
Being invited to be the musical guest on an episode of SNL has been a benchmark of commercial success for any band of the last forty years. And for good reason: From Andy Kaufman annihilating ... More >>
Saturday marks the twentieth anniversary of the monumental Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. In 1991, the world was in a war-charged state of transition. Combat troops were preparing to be sent to the Gulf; the Soviets were in fear of the big chill and their food supply; Los Angele ... More >>