The last few weeks, we've been DVRing the shit out of the second season of The Voice to ensure we wouldn't miss a second. There is something thoroughly riveting about that show -- partly because of the concept (waiting to see if the judges will turn their chairs around for the contestants) is tot ... More >>
So, this week The X Factor -- Simon Cowell's new reality show/ singing competition -- arrived on U.S. screens for the first time, and we've already had two nights of occasionally exciting, often harrowing, auditions. In case you missed it on Wednesday and last night, the operating principle is ex ... More >>
Executive Visions, Inc.Rascal Flatts or a heartland radio station's morning zoo?Rascal Flatts will be performing tonight at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in San Jose. We won't be there. Rascal Flatts is produced by the guy who played guitar on "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul. That's not reason en ... More >>
Remember the quietly xenophobic, right-wing propaganda movie that was Falling Down? The one where Michael Douglas has a meltdown in Los Angeles and goes on a mini-rampage (against mostly immigrants) in his white shirt and horn-rimmed specs? The movie was extraordinarily silly on a number of levels, ... More >>
Bringing the exotic to the mundane -- and staying cool. How does Gaga do it?This week, Lady Gaga proved she could take any old rotten lemons thrown at her and make delicious lemonade out of them, by appearing on American Idol as a guest mentor. Which, frankly, we thought was a tad beneath her. Es ... More >>
Think back to the last time you were at a family event and someone pointed a camera at you right at the moment you'd been cornered by a relative you couldn't stand. The discomfort shining through your fake smile and awkward body language is captured forever and stuck in the family photo album for al ... More >>
Paula AbdulAs people turn away from soap operas in droves, daytime television continues to pull out the dramatic stops in order to keep afloat in the recession. But if Days of Our Lives or All My Children wants a bit of a buzzy boost that a fictional transsexual rock star just cannot provide, the pr ... More >>
Reformation Post T.L.C. (Narnack Records)
The Rise of Girl Talk
What team more than the Giants needs a morale booster and respectful team player? They got one in Mark Sweeney.
A newly minted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame offers an occasion to look back on the career of Journey. That's right, Journey.
For Bing Ji Ling! San Francisco's very own blue-eyed-soul-singing ice cream pimp.
Michael Petroni explores where we go Till Human Voices Wake Us
The Melvins are (still) willing to provoke and confuse