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Entertainment Weekly

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    10 Things Country Music Should Write About Besides Trucks

    Though it's probably no worse than current pop, rock or hip-hop, you know country music is in sorry shape when someone from Entertainment Weekly goes after it. A few days before Christmas, EW critic Grady W. Smith posted a video to YouTube that boils down dozens of 2013 country hits to a handful of ... More >>

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Is Texas Country as Appalling as Nashville's Brand?

    If you grew up loving country music at all (like us), you may well have turned on a country station in the past year or two and been appalled. But between the rise of Taylor Swift, the collapse of rock radio, and the general dumbing down of our social-media-mad culture, country music has emerged as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    David Grissom at Under the Volcano, 10/9/2013

    David Grissom Band Under the Volcano October 9, 2013 These days fans want their music to say something, preferably something stupid. From what I've heard recently it holds true across rock, pop, hip-hop, but here I'm going to pick on country because of this appalling timeline Entertainment Weekly p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Top 5 People Who Should Be Judging American Idol

    Over the weekend American Idol, struggling to remain relevant in the face of the televised singing-competition series it spawned like The Voice and X Factor, announced its final judges' panel for the upcoming 12th season that begins in January. According to Entertainment Weekly, joining the previous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Exit Music (For A Film): At The Movies With Radiohead

    While they have notoriously barred the use of their songs in advertising campaigns and initially resisted selling their music on iTunes, Radiohead has been more than willing to lend their vast brooding catalog to filmmakers, exposing mainstream culture to what might have otherwise remained a margina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Five Rappers Who Should Be Actors

    Acting. You're doing it wrong.​Sometimes it's fun to see some of our favorite rappers take on acting roles outside of their music videos. At other times, rappers taking on movie roles can end up being horrible idea. Not every rapper can be a convincing drug dealer like DMX is in Belly. The big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The Media Loves Your Album. Who Are You?

    ​If Rolling Stone loves your album, it means... • You are a well-established musician with legions of loyal fans who may be interested in perhaps taking out some full-page advertisements in, oh, say, some kind of mainstream rock publication. • Your album was released 30 years ago and our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Pre-Bieber, Five Memorable Musician Interview Gaffes

    ​Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant? Put aside for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    10 Albums We're Not Supposed To Like But Do

    ​In everyone's record collection there are junk-food albums, the ones that you feel bad for consuming but coat your ears with happy, because you have been conditioned by everyone else to either hate them or disown them. But when push comes to shove on that media player or stereo, the junk-food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: Louis C.K. vs. Mississippi

    The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.​The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Miller Classic Movies: Swing Time

    Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, just backwards and in heels

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Karen Valby: Welcome to Utopia

    Small-town living is the focus of the debut book by an entertainment journalist

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Dear John...Mayer

    ​I'm sorry, but this isn't working out.I think I speak for bloggers everywhere when I say: we had a great thing going. Every so often you'd tweet something borderline repulsive about farts or Miley Cyrus, and we'd dutifully respond. Usually with some sort of mock indignation about "TMI" and then b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Bronzing the Garbage: Good Reviews of This Decade's Worst Albums

    ​You've no doubt surmised this from previous articles, but poking around Metacritic is one of Rocks Off's favorite ways to kill time. Recently, we had a look at their list of all-time lowest scores, and were surprised. We like to call music critics assholes, but we use the term "asshole" in a pret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Win A Drag Me To Hell DVD By Telling Me Why The Hell I Should Watch It

    ​Drag Me To Hell got some of the most stunning reviews of the year. Check out Metacritic's page: The Los Angeles Times said the movie "does everything we want a horror film to do: It is fearsomely scary, wickedly funny and diabolically gross." Entertainment Weekly said director Sam Raimi "has made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    The Bachelorette Kicks Houstonian's Ass

    Photo courtesy ABCThe evil she-devil who broke Sasha's heartRecent additions to the list of Things We Did Not Know:1) The Bachelorette is still on TV.2) There was a Houston guy competing to be whatever it is you compete to be on The Bachelorette.3) He lost.Not only that, but the guy he lost to is "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Roger Clemens' Former Flame To Be On Rehab Reality Show

    Photo by MACSURAKRoger Clemens unsullied march from adored pitcher to worshipped Hall of Famer continues unabated.If the steroids thing hasn't tarred him -- and really, who is not gonna believe Roger against the word of just about everyone else in the world? -- it's his penchant for great publicity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    OMG SALMA HAYEK BREASTFEEDING WTF!?!

    OMG OMG OMG Salma Hayek breast fed a baby in Sierra Leone OMG OMG OMG! Seriously, what is this, the next Yalta Conference? You would think so, given the reaction of the popular and not-so-popular press. Google "Salma Hayek breastfeeding" and you'll get such lovely quotes and comments as "Lucky ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Breaking Dawn

    Two release parties mark the arrival of the final book in the Twilight series

  • Film

    April 17, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    February 14, 2008
  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Music

    May 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006
  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Radical Chick

    You can't tell Natalie Maines to Shut Up & Sing

  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Double Fault

    Woody Allen's Match Point can't return serve

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Extraordinary Machination

    Sure, Fiona Apple is crazy...like a fox!

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    'Bout Time

    Give it up for soul survivor Bettye LaVette

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Thursday, August 11, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-869-2727.

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    I Love Me

    Joseph Arthur says narcissism is the only way to make real art

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Talkin' 'Bot Love

    Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    Nice Pussy

    A killer cat steals a wonderful movie

  • Film

    December 11, 2003

    Acting Their Age

    Middle-aged Diane Keaton wins Jack Nicholson away from the young'uns in Something's Gotta Give

  • Film

    January 9, 2003

    Adapt This

    If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Tyrannosaurus Raps

    Jurassic 5 will help you remember hip-hop the way it oughta be

  • Culture

    May 30, 2002

    Dr. Strange

    Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics--and maybe the oddest

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Not on Your Nelly!

    Nelly Furtado refused to forget her roots or dress like a tramp. She won a Grammy anyway.

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2001

    Uncle Cedric

    Cedric "The Entertainer" is "the lovable family uncle"

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    No Pimps Allowed

    Common and Black Eyed Peas dare to raise the artistic standards of hip-hop

  • News

    June 10, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 18, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 18 - 24, 1999

  • Music

    June 18, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    July 31, 1997

    Lilith Fair-ness

    Sarah McLachlan had a brainchild, and it was a girl

  • Music

    November 14, 1996

    Loungette

    Combustible Edison makes the listening easy -- with a straight face

  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Come to Her Window

    From the closet to the charts, Melissa Etheridge is out and rising

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