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Calendar, Night&Day 11 Years of off-the-Cuff Tales

11 Years of off-the-Cuff Tales

Put a human being on stage, have them tell a story that happened to them — without the use of notes — and the result is inevitably a human experience. If that seems obvious, it's also widely appreciated: Every…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dream On

Dream On

Whenever we hear about a new rock novel, we flinch, reliving the misery of Don DeLillo’s Great Jones Street anew — what the hell was he doing there? Forget the Great American Novel: The Great Rock Novel is the most…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Could I Leave This Behind?

How Could I Leave This Behind?

A young pop star whose name we refuse to use recently told Rolling Stone magazine that in essence, all rape happens for a reason. The context was his opposition to abortion; it was a golden moment in many ways. This…
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Music, All Shook Down Photo: Jello Biafra, Please Learn to Use the Internet

Photo: Jello Biafra, Please Learn to Use the Internet

And you think it took a while to get Kanye West on Twitter? From what our sources at Alternative Tentacles (the record label started by ex-Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra) tell us, their tech-phobic boss isn't even hip to e-mail…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tales of the City

Tales of the City

The theme of Porchlight’s all-star fancytown gala is “Urban Legends.” The storytelling series is famous for including nobodies in its stage show, but it has not included any nobodies tonight. Instead, “Library Laureates” has an amazing lineup, featuring Wilkes Bashford…
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Calendar, Night&Day Asking For It

Asking For It

Who would write a book that practically begs geeks to challenge its accuracy? Who wants to go up against fanatics? Frank Portman, is that you, waving your hand and pleading "Me, me! Pick me?" Well, OK. Portman, aka Dr. Frank…
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Music, Hear This The Teenagers: Scarlett Johansson songs make baby bands famous

The Teenagers: Scarlett Johansson songs make baby bands famous

If your idea of bliss is two hours of vintage German prog and psych — often referred to as Krautrock — head to the Knockout this week. Local video collective Projektor will be presenting live concert footage and conceptual music…
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