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  1. Songs of the Week: Beck Gives, Solange Loves, Deltron Melds, Uncl...

    Amos Barshad

    Nirvana, "Heart Shaped Box" Happy 20th anniversary of In Utero week! Here's some newly released MTV live footage from Kurt and the boys shredding in Seattle in '93. OK, serious question: What's been more impressive over these past few decades: D...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  2. Songs of the Week: Rae Sremmurd, Raury, Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, a...

    Amos Barshad

    Much like Michelangelo after the Sistine Chapel, Rae Sremmurd must now ask themselves: Where does one go after perfection? "No Flex Zone" was an immaculately breezy summer jam, and we've been crafting shrines to it in our closets all s...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  3. We Went There: At the Beastie Boys vs. Monster Energy Drink Trial...

    Amos Barshad

    On Tuesday afternoon, at the stately Thurgood Marshall courthouse in downtown Manhattan, Beastie Boys and Monster Energy Drink finally squared off. It was nearly two years ago that the band filed their lawsuit against the excitable energy drink maker...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. 'Ill Communication' at 20: An Everything Guide to the B...

    Amos Barshad

    Two decades ago, just about exactly this time of year, Beastie Boys released Ill Communication. Their fourth album, the last to be recorded primarily in Los Angeles before the crew came home to New York, wasn't only the most seamless synthesis o...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  5. Q&A: Jason Katims on ‘About a Boy,’ ‘Parent...

    Amos Barshad

    Jason Katims has made you cry. First he did it with Friday Night Lights, which he wrote and ran for five glorious seasons, and of which never enough can be said (TEXAS FOREVER, etc.). Then he did it with Parenthood, which got off the football field w...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  6. Know Your Beef: Beastie Boys vs. GoldieBlox, the Company That Use...

    Amos Barshad

    GoldieBlox is a company that makes construction toys for young girls, as a corrective to all the usual pink princess B.S. and in hopes of "inspir[ing] the next generation of female engineers." The Beastie Boys are the Beastie Boys, a bastion of decen...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  7. 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
  8. What Should We Make of Eminems New Beastie Boys Fixation?

    Amos Barshad

    On Monday, Eminem dropped the video for "Berzerk," the first single off Marshall Mathers LP 2, and made his recent Beastie Boys homages more overt. On the track, he does his best Ad-Rock, nabbing the "kick it!" from "Fight for Your Right" as a vocal ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  9. Adam Sandler Will Pull a Punch-Drunk Love for Jason Reitman

    Amos Barshad

    Adam Sandler's Happy Madison assembly line suffered a few miscues earlier in the '10s (Jack and Jill gets the brunt of the flak here, but let's not forget That's My Boy also managed to set Western civilization back an eon or two). Commercially, at le...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  10. Justin Timberlake: 'I Aint Playing Robin.' Now, the Riddler &

    Amos Barshad

    Scrutiny over the Man of Steel sequel, and Batman's return alongside Superman, would have been fierce no matter who was cast. But in going with their boy Ben Affleck, and nailing a perfect swirl of aptness and WTF-ness, Warner Bros. has launched feve...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  11. And Your New Batman Is ... Ben Affleck?!

    Amos Barshad

    It's true! Warner Bros. made the announcement yesterday: When Batman returns in the Man of Steel sequel, it'll be its golden boy Ben Affleck taking over for Christian Bale. In a statement, director Zack Snyder said, "Ben provides an interesting count...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  12. The Fifth Estate Trailer: Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies...

    Amos Barshad

    The trailer for The Fifth Estate, the WikiLeaks movie from Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Parts 1 AND 2), debuted last night, along with a few select interviews from Condon. As Billy Boy explains, beleaguered WikiLe...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  13. Beastie Bouillabaisse: Mike D Plans New Music; Ad-Rock Might Do B...

    Amos Barshad

    As could be expected, since the passing of Adam Yauch there's been zero talk about any new music under the Beastie Boys umbrella. But that doesn't mean Mike D and Ad-Rock have stayed dormant. Whether it's naming parks in MCA's honor or announcing mem...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  14. Fruitvale Stations Michael B. Jordan on Tears, Impending Stardom...

    Amos Barshad

    Michael B. Jordan first made you cry as Wallace, the doomed corner boy with the heart of gold from the first season of The Wire. Years later he showed up on Friday Night Lights, bigger and badder as East Dillon Lions star QB Vince Howard, but no less...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  15. Songs of the Week: Memorial Day Weekend Edition With Black Hippy,...

    Amos Barshad

    Black Hippy, "UOENO (Black Hippy remix)" In 1865, a druggist from Waterloo, New York, named Henry C. Wells proposed a day to commemorate the massive loss of life in the Civil War. By the next year, with the support of General John B. Murray, the...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  16. The Scene at Adam Yauch's Park-Naming Ceremony

    Amos Barshad

    Tomorrow, it'll be a year to the day that Adam Yauch passed away. This morning, at a park in Brooklyn just blocks from where Yauch grew up, his family and friends honored him in a very special way. The former Palmetto Playground — a tiny little...

    Blog | May 03, 2013