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  1. Rolling Stone Checks In With Charles Manson, and Surprise! It's N...

    Amos Barshad

    Forty-four years after the Tate-LaBianca murders, Rolling Stone's Erik Hedegaard has waded into California's Corcoran State Prison to spend some time with Charles Manson. The resulting piece is gripping, bizarre, and, yes, totally unsettling. Manson ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  2. Songs of the Week: Ka, Killa Cam, Swearin', Iceage, and Free Ms. ...

    Amos Barshad

    Ms. Lauryn Hill, "Consumerism" Like Shyne and Gucci Mane before her, Lauryn Hill has now recorded some bangers from prison. With her release (after a three-month stint stemming from tax-evasion charges) imminent, Hill gives us some new music, an...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  3. Guess Who's Bizack: Jon Stewart Returns to The Daily Show

    Amos Barshad

    Jon Stewart has spent the summer in Jordan shooting his directorial debut, Rosewater, an adaptation of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari's memoir Then They Came for Me, about his captivity in Iran's infamous Evin Prison following the 2009 elections. (...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  4. The Auteur of Ultraviolence

    Amos Barshad

    It's sweltering in trash-choked New York City and Nicolas Winding Refn wants pie. Over the past 15 years - whether through visions of self-mutilation, human intestines shoved down garbage disposals, or a naked prison brawler covered in blo...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  5. The career of Nicolas Winding Refn, director of 'Drive' and 'Only...

    Amos Barshad

    On the hunt for pie, toys, and truth with Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of Drive and Only God Forgives

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  6. Songs of the Week: Mystikal, Master P, Nick Cave, Whiskey, Coffin...

    Amos Barshad

    Mystikal, "Hit Me" Mystikal went to prison for a long time, on some very horrible charges, and so the question, as always, is: How much should we allow ourselves to separate the person from the product? It'd be easier, of course, if the dude had...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  7. Russian Punk Rockers Pussy Riot Convicted of Hooliganism, Sentenc...

    Amos Barshad

    In February of this year, the Russian punk band Pussy Riot — 24-year-old Maria Alyokhina, 22-year-old Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and 29-year-old Yekaterina Samutsevich — staged a performance/protest at Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, ...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  8. The Guy Who Maybe Had Tupac Shot in 1994 Is Going to Prison

    Amos Barshad

    Almost exactly one year ago, Dexter Isaac, an inmate serving a life sentence on a murder-for-hire conviction, went public with his involvement in the 1994 robbing and shooting of Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios in Manhattan. This was the incident that s...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  9. SXSW: T.I. Is Much More Entertaining When He's Not in Prison

    Amos Barshad

    How many second chances has T.I. had now? And that's not only counting his recent prolific stretch of jail sentences. You can go at least as far back as 2004 for T.I. legal trouble: Just as "Rubber Band Man" was making him a star, he found himself in...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  10. Katy Perrys Acting Career Flourishes With Mustache

    Amos Barshad

    She's voiced a Smurf, she's cameoed on How I Met Your Mother, she's hosted SNL, and now Katy Perry has played a batty Raising Hope prison guard with a mustache! Last night Perry dropped in on the Fox family drama and acquitted herself nicely in limit...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  11. Gerard Butler Is Not Planning On Making Any Friends in Equatorial...

    Amos Barshad

    Gerard Butler will star in a Ridley Scott directed film about ex-British Army officer Simon Mann, who in 2004 tried to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea with a group of mercenaries. Mann was arrested in Zimbabwe, spent five years in prison...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  12. Songs of the Week: DMX Gets an Assist From Dr. Drew

    Amos Barshad

    DMX, "Keep Your Head Up" What part of "DMX debuts his first post-prison single on Dr. Drew's Life Changers backed by a small gospel choir" do you not understand? Dr. Drew says: "That's what we're talking about!" Rihanna, "You Da One" Acc...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  13. What Should T.I.'s Post-Prison Game Plan Be?

    Amos Barshad

    T.I. has been out of prison for a week. In those seven days, he's been the recipient of an opulent welcome-home brunch, appeared on Atlanta stages with both Young Jeezy and Taylor Swift, and interceded in a late-night club-fight between Diddy and a p...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  14. T.I. Celebrates His Freedom at a Taylor Swift Show

    Amos Barshad

    How was T.I.'s first post-prison weekend? Not too bad! He reconnected with loved ones, tweeting "Feels great to be back where I belong ... Back in the arms of those who need me the most." He dropped a new single with Big K.R.I.T, "I'm Flexin." And...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  15. Lil Wayne Probably Won't Be Hearing Back About His Jay-Z Dis

    Amos Barshad

    Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV leaked last night. It's his first album since his prison stint, and his first proper album since 2008's Tha Carter III (in between came the rushed I Am Not a Human Being and his much-maligned alt-rock side project, Rebirth) ...

    Blog | August 25, 2011