| Jun 6, 2011
| 10:22 AM
The best part of a Song of the Summer candidate is just how low the stakes can be. French Montana, a B or C-list New York rapper whose best work can be found on free mixtapes, is an MC with a mush-mouth delivery and an unremarkable persona. Yet here he...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 8:35 AM
LCD Soundsystem called it quits Saturday, performing a bittersweet, three-and-a-half hour victory lap to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. I respect James Murphy and Co. for going out on their own terms, and not churning out more...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Rome Cee is counting in German.
“Eins, zwei, drei, vier …”
It’s an oppressively humid July afternoon and the 29-year-old rapper, born Jerome Carrington Jr., is dressed in black and gray, sipping a hot cup of coffee in a Fells...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
- SPIN's Eric Magnuson was in Rhode Island to catch the opening night of Lil Wayne's "I'm Still Music" tour.
- Joe Colly gets two grafs at Pitchfork on Wiz Khalifa's "The Race," my favorite song as of late. Rolling Papers! Eleven days!
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 6:38 PM
It's often interesting to see how foreign news outlets cover the stories the American media find so important.
For instance, consider this example from Russia Today, the English-language news outlet, and how its journalists covered New York congressman ...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Maryland has earned yet another dubious distinction: The lowest-ranked state for personal freedom in the country.
A recent study, "Freedom in the 50 states," from the market-oriented Mercatus Center at George Mason University faults Maryland's strict...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Jimmy McMillan, who became somewhat famous as a candidate running for New York City mayor on a platform of "The Rent Is Too Damn High," is now running for president on a new platform: "Gasonline Is Too Damn High."
McMillan sat down with New York-based...
| May 16, 2011
| 7:56 AM
You might remember Jimmy McMillan from the time he stole the show during the 2010 New York gubernatorial debate with his catch phrase "The Rent is Too Damn High" as the candidate from, you guessed it, "The Rent is Too Damn High" party.
He had everyone...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:56 AM
About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• What's that Jon Stewart said about...