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Music, All Shook Down Geri Halliwell's Comeback Single Gets a Go-Away Response in Australia

Geri Halliwell's Comeback Single Gets a Go-Away Response in Australia

Remember Geri Halliwell? Also known as Ginger Spice? Also known as the one with the cleavage who wouldn't stop doing the peace sign? You may or -- more realistically -- may not have been wondering what the former Spice Girl…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Musicians Who Wrote Children's Books

5 Musicians Who Wrote Children's Books

As we all know, the most irritating Beatles song in history is "Yellow Submarine." Well, we learned yesterday that the second most irritating Beatles song in history, "Octopus's Garden," is about to be turned into a children's book, which will come…
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Calendar, Night&Day Girl Powder!

Girl Powder!

The “girl power” movement may have gotten lost somewhere in British pop quintet the Spice Girls’ ample cleavage in the mid-90s, but fortunately for us, the righteous spirit -- and ample cleavage -- live on in the form of three…
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Music, All Shook Down One Direction: After Ignoring so Many Brit Boy Bands, Why Does America Like These Twerps?

One Direction: After Ignoring so Many Brit Boy Bands, Why Does America Like These Twerps?

If you're a regular viewer of Saturday Night Live, chances are high that you found yourself confused and aghast last weekend, when the show's musical guest turned out to be British boy-band sensation One Direction. The band members grinned their…
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Culture, Stagecap

Killing My Lobster: For the Very First Time

I've got no shame in admitting I've always had big fat crushes on all the ladies of Killing My Lobster. They're hip, funny, and undeniably charismatic, which is all kinds of sexy in my book. So given that they've been…
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Music, Mixtape Shmixtape

Mixtape Shmixtape

Despite the "for promotional use only" stickers marking their packaging, there's a whole cottage industry of Web sites, retail outlets, and manufacturers supported by the cash hip-hop mixtapes generate. So far no other genre has bothered to tap this precious…
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News, Letters

Letters

Money for Nothing On Matt Smith's article "Ol' Blue Screen" (Oct. 21), all I've got to say is: Sign me up for one of those black boxes. My crystal ball foresees a multitude of Spice Girl and Milli Vanilli model…
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Music,

Monkee Shines

Spice Girls Shoreline Amphitheater Thursday, Aug. 13 "TRUST JESUS OR BURN IN HELL" read the sign just outside the gates to the Shoreline Amphitheater. And the man who was holding it was being, like, no fun at all. "There is…
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News,

Dog Bites

Chronicle of Disgruntlement For a dull newspaper, the Chron sure has a lot of grumpy staffers. Not that the gripers ever seem to take much action. A few huffy memos, a little bad blood, and some wistful comments at Chron…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): It won't be a good week to blow bubble-gum bubbles while you're passing a big truck on a two-lane highway. Nor should you read the newspaper while a loved one is confessing the saddest fact of…
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Music,

Racket

Those who don't get MTV might have believed they were safe. But those five perky, cartoonish faces were gleaming out from the pages of every magazine (with the exception of The Nation, and that's probably just because it doesn't print…
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