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  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Top 10 Songs From This Year's Oscar-Nominated Movies That Don't Suck

    By CORY SKLAR It's Oscar season again, which means close to nothing to music nerds. Most of the time, of course, the Oscars bring very little to the table in terms of great music. Sure, they have their Best Original Song and Best Score categories. And sure, sometimes Three 6 Mafia, Trent Reznor, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    MTV Gains Weight -- and Some Insight

    ‚ÄčAs a child of the 1980s and '90s, I routinely saw a handful of plus-sized bodies on my MTV  interspersed between taut video vixens and studs. The Fat Boys. Heavy D (rest in peace). Missy Elliott. Biggie Smalls, Fat Joe, and Big Pun. Since then, MTV has ceased playing videos and has corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    The Top 10 New Jack Swing Anthems of All Time

    This Thursday, one-time New Edition member and new jack swing icon Johnny Gill will be performing a set at Yoshi's. Credited as the creation of Teddy Riley, new jack swing saw R&B vocals being fused with uptempo beats coated in the bumptious attitude of hip-hop. At the subgenre's height in the '90s, ... More >>

  • Film

    August 8, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Summer Guide

    June 28, 2006

    Get Inside!

    Your forecast of the summer's top movies

  • Culture

    November 13, 2002

    The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell

    Bank-robber-turned-playwright Joe Loya tells damn good stories

  • Music

    December 8, 1999

    Handsome Dan

    Dan "The Automator" Nakamura loves hip hop -- but he loves music more

  • Music

    November 12, 1997
  • Music

    June 11, 1997
  • Calendar

    May 10, 1995
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