Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hear it when you listen: the best of Duran Duran

First off, Interpol weren’t fun. Even in 1981 Simon Le Bon sounded like he used a roll of pound notes as tobacco paper; the extravagant bass lines were the giveaway. In and out of fashion because they’re absurd, Duran Duran … Continue reading

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire in 2018

Well. The Democrats have an easy pickup now: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the dean of the Florida legislative delegation and the first Cuban American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it’s time … Continue reading

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Singles 4/28

You want an idea of what The Singles Jukebox does best? Read Maxwell Cavaseno’s blurb for “Dis Generation.” Raising blood pressures and arguing with the blurb will get you nowhere. Click on links for full reviews. Future – Mask Off … Continue reading

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I kiss and tell all my fears: the best of INXS

A lizard prince bitchin’ in long hair and leather, confident in the Giants Stadium scale adoration of black boys and white girls, white boys and black girls (especially in South America, where teens adored him), Michael Hutchence died before he … Continue reading

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Jonathan Demme: ‘inventiveness and visual intelligence’ to concert films

Slate’s Sam Adams uses a just released Justin Timberlake concert picture to adduce Jonathan Demme’s genius for shooting concert performances: But despite the victory-lap setup, Demme frames the concert as just another day on the job, especially for musicians and … Continue reading

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Best singles of 2017 – First Quarter

I counted about fifty singles I could’ve included in what looks like a banner year for Asian pop rankings on my lists. NOTE: These are unranked. 1. Migos – T-Shirt 2. BGA – Who’s It Gonna Be 3. Prince Royce … Continue reading

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Jean-Pierre Léaud dies exquisitely in ‘The Death of Louis XIV’

At fourteen, Jean-Pierre Léaud let his face be ravished in the most haunting last shot in cinema history. In François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, the mischievous Antoine Doinel, played by Léaud, runs and runs from his parents and adolescent bullshit. … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s strange new afterbirth

Sixty-one percent of Americans favor keeping and improving the Affordable Care Act, while only thirty-seven percent favor repealing and replacing it, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll: While Trump voters do overwhelmingly favor repeal-and-replace in the abstract, there … Continue reading

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Hard as hell: the best of Rick Rubin

Present at the creation, Rick Rubin oversaw so many seminal hip hop records that he earned the right to grow his hair as fugly as he wanted. How Slayer, the Chili Peppers, and, uh, Mick Jagger assumed he’d bring anything … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ things through: Angaleena Presley and Kendrick Lamar

Angaleena Presley – Wrangled To denounce the state of country music, Nashville rapper Yelawolf rasps, “Just a crazy load of these country posers/I supposed a couple are real, but they’ll never make it/So Thank God for Sturgill Simpson/cuz Music Row can … Continue reading

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‘He kind of asks for it’

Demonstrating how he has adapted to the times, Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming shares his views on queer rights with high schoolers: For the last question from students, sophomore Bailee Foster asked Sen. Enzi about the LGBTQ community — specifically … Continue reading

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The god’s truth

Unless Congress paid for a border wall, the president warned a few days ago, he’d shut down the government and refuse to pay states the federal subsidies required to keep the Affordable Care Act going. Then he changed his mind. … Continue reading

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