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Mike Mills

R.E.M. Are Starstruck... By Me!

Binky Philips | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Back in the late 1980s, me and Susan, my girlfriend at the time, got very lucky. A friend of hers, really more of a business acquaintance, called her out of the blue one day.

David Letterman Invented the Internet, You Punks

Noah Mallin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Media
Noah Mallin

A few reactions to Letterman's retirement announcement bring up the idea that he may be stepping down because he never "got" the viral video phenomenon that Fallon and Kimmel have so clearly mastered. I say, nuts to that. Letterman invented viral videos -- we just called them "watercooler moments," and they were spread with your lips, not your fingertips.

I Respect Music: Artists' Pay for Radio Play

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

Congress, for the first time since 1976, is reviewing and rewriting copyright law and doing so within the context of the Internet and the digital distribution of creative works. The stakes couldn't be higher for the creative community.

Sasha Bronner

Roman Coppola's Top Five Bands Of All Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 12.13.2012 | Los Angeles

My LA is a series of Q&A profiles with our favorite Angelenos. To see other profiles, be sure to check out My LA. Roman Coppola, 47, is not your ty...

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.

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

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Sasha Bronner

HOLY HARVEY: Indie Spirit Awards Dominated By Weinstein's Presence

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.28.2012 | Los Angeles

The Film Independent Spirit Awards take place each year right off the ocean in sunny Santa Monica, Calif., the day before the Academy Awards. The atti...

Why I Don't Care to Watch the Oscars This Year

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

I have high standards. I always have a bone or two to pick with the Academy when nominations come out. Why are we nominating good movies? Why aren't we nominating the greatest of the great movies?

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.

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...

HuffPost Review: Beginners

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.02.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Christopher Plummer's performance is exactly the kind that wins Oscars for actors who have reached Plummer's age, with a strong body of work and a dearth of Academy Awards on their shelves.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Do BBQ Trophies Mean Anything?

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 07.21.2011 | Home

Look, trophies are great, but whether they take the full measure of a rack of ribs is highly debatable. There are a zillion contests out there. Memphi...

I Didn't Go To Woodstock, But I Lived There

Binky Philips | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips


When the line-up for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was announced... I'm guessing in late April/early May of 1969, there they were... my heroes, Th...

Collapse Into Now: A Conversation with R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

To me, all R.E.M. albums feel like concept albums because they are so rich and well thought out. Here, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills discusses the band's creative process.

HuffPost Video Exclusive: R.E.M.'s "Überlin," Plus Conversations with David Lowery and Cowboy Junkies' Michael Timmins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following video, "Überlin," is R.E.M.'s latest offering, premiering exclusively on HuffPost.

Nerd Alert: 5 Vintage Eyeglass Frame Makeovers

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Here are some recommendations for eyeglass makeovers, because from Keith Olbermann to Rachel Maddow, who doesn't love a new look?

Deluxe of the Draw: R.E.M., Warren Zevon, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Juno

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In case we didn't know the holiday season was fast approaching... a spate of CD box sets, hits compilations and expanded, Deluxe Editions of some of our favorite albums are usually tell-tale sign.

REM Storm Back With New Album

NY Times | Alan Light | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ON the ground floor of a nondescript building, a few blocks from the University of Georgia campus here, sits a little room stuffed with instruments an...