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Sorry Sarah Palin, Holy Rollers and Rock 'n Roll Don't Often Mix

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

Whether Palin coupled the two terms knowing she swam against the current of her own religious tradition is probably beside the point: she aims to appear part of particular religious milieu, but feels no apparent obligation to be well-informed about it.

Movie Review: Muscle Shoals

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Either the title of the documentary Muscle Shoals resonates with you -- in which case it resonates hard -- or you have no idea what it means. But you should -- or you should find out by watching the movie, one of the year's most entertaining and enriching nonfiction films.

Miley Cyrus and the Death of Talent

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A lifetime ago, when I was writing about rock'n'roll for a daily newspaper, I had to watch and then write about the very first MTV Video Music Awards....

SIC Video Interview With Wayne Kramer, Musician and Revolutionary

David Shing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology
David Shing

Wayne Kramer is someone who's history you have to hear to believe. Having served time during what he calls "the drug wars" Wayne now works with jails in the U.S. and UK to rehabilitate prisoners through music with his organization Jail Guitar Doors.

Rock 'N' Roll Never Forgets

James M. Lynch | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
James M. Lynch

Every generation has a series of songs about not being understood by their parents. When we grow up, we just somehow seem to forget that we were once that misunderstood rock fan.

All-girl Rock Band Rocks Jeddah

Steve Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Anderson

(The Accolade, by Edmund Blair Leighton) Among the certainties of life are Death & Taxes. Oh, and that repression will always breed rebellion. Saud...