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WATCH: One Small Change Makes Sad Song Happy

Posted 01.22.2013 | Comedy

"I thought that I heard you laughing" takes on a whole new meaning when "Losing My Religion" is done in a major key. A Vimeo user who goes by Major...

Hailing From The '90s: Artists We Hope Make A Comeback

Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 01.11.2013 | Celebrity

Just yesterday we found out Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back and Destiny's Child are planning the reunion of a lifetime during the Super Bowl h...

1983: My Favorite Year in Pop Music

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...

WATCH: Lindsay Lohan Stars In R.E.M.'s Video Directed By James Franco

Posted 11.16.2012 | Entertainment

Lindsay Lohan, James Franco, Terry Richardson and R.E.M. may sound like an odd grouping, but the four joined together for one of the last (if not the ...

From Athens to Austin, Lera Lynn Gets High Marks in Old School

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

While the woman with the golden pipes who plays acoustic and electric guitars is versatile enough to handle ballads and blasters in folk, country and rock, she's a throwback to musicians who also knew how to turn a phrase.


Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment

Michael Stipe is one of the world's most famous musicians. As the lead vocalist for R.E.M., Stipe was an instrumental force in the band's three decade...

R.E.M. Wants Fox News To Stop Playing 'Losing My Religion'

Posted 09.07.2012 | Entertainment

R.E.M. is the latest music act to request that its songs not be played in a political context. The band -- which broke up last September after 31 y...

Catherine Pearson

Punching? Kicking At Night? Research Reveals Risk Factors For Rare Sleep Disorder | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Researchers may have identified several factors that put people at risk for a disorder that makes them kick, yell and punch in their sleep. Smokin...

More Reasons to Leave New York: 7-Eleven, Pain and Freak Flags

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

The unofficial start of summer means it's time to change your closet over and prepare for Con Ed to use and abuse you on a monthly basis for daring to turn your AC on. Here are a few more reasons to consider making a break from New York City.

Radiohead Roars at The Rock

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

On the second of two sold-out shows, Radiohead returned to Newark at New Jersey's Prudential Center, and just like they did at Roseland a few months prior, they dazzled the packed audience.

Promising Promises and Falling Out Of The Sky: Conversations With Jon McLaughlin and The dBs' Peter Holsapple

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Alicia Keys, Pearl Jam, REM And More Speak Out Against Backpage Sex Ads

Posted 04.26.2012 | New York

The backlash against Village Voice Media's ownership of continues with a group of high-profile musicians speaking out against the controv...

Love Is A Four Letter Word: Chatting with Jason Mraz and Kevin Kinney, Plus Alyssa Graham and Alphanaut Video Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Awesome Works Of Album Art

Posted 04.13.2012 | Arts

Since the release of David Samuel's article on Kanye West in the May issue of The Atlantic, we now know that President Obama still believes the hip-ho...

Police in Georgia Evict Anti-Wal-Mart Occupiers

Al Norman | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Al Norman

The cops in one southern city were busy this past week cleaning a group of Occupiers from the front steps of City Hall in the middle of the night.

It Ain't Yo Gabba Gabba, But... A Daddy's Favorite Non-Kids' Records of 2011

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

My Top Ten list of the year has very little, if any connection, with what people who still pay attention to the hipster music scene and read the Billboard charts would consider the best records of the year. And to be honest, I don't give a crap.

Michael Stipe: 'We Had To Put It Behind Us'

Rolling Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

"This is my last day of work," Michael Stipe says cheerfully, strolling through the Rolling Stone offices after giving one of his final interviews as ...

Imperfect Circle: R.E.M. Sums Up A Career In 40 Songs

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

I can think of few other artists who have changed their sound so radically, so many times. "Gardening At Night," from 1982, doesn't sound anything like "Everybody Hurts," from 1992.

Awkward Or Adorable?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment

Kirsten Dunst is lending a little thoughtfulness to R.E.M.'s latest (and last) music video, "We All Go Back To Where We Belong." After the long-tim...

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Wait, R.E.M's Not Finished Yet!

Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment

After news of R.E.M.'s split in September, fans all over the world slung a stone-washed denim jacket over their shoulders and got into their cars to m...

PHOTOS: Band Breakups That Shook The World

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

The Sept. 21 breakup of R.E.M. shook '80s music fans to the core, with many calling the announcement "the end of the world as we know it" in reference...

R.I.P. REM: What We Really Lose

Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.

REM's art is significant because its politics, visions and worldview became part of the social imaginary, part of our collective imagination. They helped millions of us see the world differently.

Why R.E.M. Broke Up

Posted 11.26.2011 | Entertainment

It may be the end of the world for R.E.M., but they feel fine. (Sorry). The band, which called it quits last week after 31 years in the alternat...

Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."