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New Year 1/1/11 Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music from Elvis Costello, Ed Harcourt, Lou Reed, and Steely Dan among others.

'When the Deal Goes Down': A Taxing Playlist for a Tax Deal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It's always been hard to make a fun, catchy argument for higher taxes in America. Here, then, is my taxing playlist for background music as America plays "Let's Make A Tax Deal."

Monday Will Never Be The Same: Conversations With Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, David Gray and Josiah Leming

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Goo Goo Doll's John Rzeznik's has some advice for up-and-coming acts: "Don't worry about getting famous because that means nothing. There are a lot of really useless people in this world that are famous."

DogEars Deserves To Be Heard: Volume Three

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we recommend Marilyn Monroe, The Kinks, Sigur Rós, Danny Clinch, James Brown, and George Michael.

"Heroes": A Farewell Playlist For Comic-Con 2010

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really think this year was the most fun that I've had yet not attending Comic-Con. Apparently, I'm such an actual un-ironic geek that no one thought to invite me along to make the big pilgrimage with them.

Film Review: Do It Again

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Do It Again is a hilarious romp and clever distraction from a crumbling America and the middle class barbecue.

So Many Waterloos, So Little Time

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Napoleon is no doubt rolling under the dome of Les Invalides as the term "Waterloo" gets a post-modern workout in the wake of health care reform.

"Let's Get Lost": A Final Playlist for an Island Full of Great Memories

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

More than any other show in recent memory, Lost required our full attention and rewarded that sort of dedicating viewing with its singular elusive excellence.

Working for the Weekend: A Sunday Playlist for Congress

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is a playlist for our elected officials in Washington who were actually working today -- or at least what passes for working in Congress.

"Tea for the Tillerman": Hot Playlist for a Tea Party Victory Party

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wild

I may not even remotely agree with the Tea Party Movement's point of view, but I will still fight to the death for these American's Constitutional right to have some good tunes at their victory party. Okay, maybe not to the death.

Hollywood Swinging: Your Winning Oscar Party Playlist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is your free Oscar Party playlist put together in order to make everyone feel like an Academy Award-winner -- or less of an Academy Award-loser -- on Sunday night.

"Let's Get Lost": A Playlist for Island-bound Lost Fans

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really love Lost. And as our shared excitement builds, here are some TV Island Discs to celebrate our time on the Island.

Compact Reviews Of This Week's Compact Discs, For Those Who Still Care, #9

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

In this edition of Compact Reviews, we take a look at new albums by Spoon and the Len Price 3, among others.

New Tunes On Monday: Green Day, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Tori Amos, Kate Voegele, and Mat Kearney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though Tori Amos' career may have suffered from being overly prolific and recording some questionable cover songs, every new album is a bouquet of interesting, intelligent songs for her loyal fans.

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.

The 10 Least Appropriate Moments in Christmas Music History

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

These 10 [songs] show just how much of a jerk you can be around the holidays without anyone giving you hell for it.

Chinese Demockery: The New Record Not By Guns N' Roses

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Next week, we all finally get to hear Chinese Democracy. You know the new Guns N' Roses CD. But I want to know why anyone cares.