Andy Boyd
Andy Boyd

An Elegy For Lou Reed

Lou Reed died on a Sunday morning. His rock and roll saved my life.

'Magic Mike' Can't Save Broadway

In the latest of a series of musicals based on movies, 'Magic Mike' is coming to Broadway. We should worry.

10 Albums That Will Restore Your Faith in Jazz

Young musicians are challenging assumptions about what jazz can be, and bringing in stylistic influences from hip-hop, soul, even EDM. These semi-recent jazz albums will change your life.

Kanye West is the Nucleus For Good and Bad

Kanye recently called himself "the nucleous" of contemporary culture, and if he means he has the DNA of pop and hip-hop, he is correct, for good and bad.

Best Summer Albums: With 'Personal Record' Musician Eleanor Friedberger Breaks Her Personal Record

Eleanor Friedberger's 'Personal Record' is a fun, catchy, summer rock album for people who are too smart for fun, catchy, summer rock albums.
News

Gay Marriage Bans Are a Violation of Religious Liberty

Supporters of Prop 8 and DOMA argue that legal same-sex marriage would violate religious liberties. But what about liberal denominations?

Why is Kim Kardashian Famous? Beauty, Not Talent, is All You Need

Kim Kardashian's fame admits something about our culture that we've been trying to ignore for a long time: When it comes to celebrity, the most important thing a woman can be is beautiful.

On the Sublime Joys Of Joyce Carol Oates’ Twitter Account

The real downfall of Joyce Carol Oates’ Twitter is that she takes it so damn seriously. The social media platform is not about profundity, but Oates, bless her heart, just doesn’t get.

'30 Rock' Finale: '30 Rock' is a World Unto Itself — and That's Why We'll Miss It

'30 Rock' didn't really take place in New York; it took place in a world entirely its own. That's why we will miss it so much.

Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino's New Film Reinforces Racist Beliefs

This film commits many of the worse offenses possible for a work of historical fiction, reinforcing the racist narratives it is trying to correct.

New Dolfish Album I'd Rather Disappear Than Stay the Same: An Anthem for Lonely Kids

Dolfish's new album, "I'd Rather Disappear Than Stay the Same" is an album likely to wriggle its way into the hearts of a lot of lonely kids everywhere.

Country Music Awards 2012: 10 Country Albums For People Who Hate Country Music

You may think you hate country music, but maybe you just haven't had a taste of the good stuff. From Willie Nelson to Ryan Adams, here are the 10 albums that may change your mind.

Tina Fey vs Katie Roiphe: Why Funny Feminism May Be the Way Forward

Despite what writer Katie Roiphie may think, the new feminists, like Tina Fey, Caitlin Moran, Amy Poehler, and all the writers at Jezebel aren't "ironic." They're just funny.

Lupe Fiasco Bitch Bad: Sexist Single Makes Hip Hop Women Look Bad

In Lupe Fiasco's "Bitch Bad" the once-promising rapper's attempt to fight hip hop's objectification of women ends up committing that very same sin.