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Razor Sadness, Wizened Eyes: Nirvana Unplugged, 20 Years On

Nirvana’s legendary last recorded performance, 1994′s MTV Unplugged In New York, was too painful for the Weeklings’ Robert Burke Warren to watch. Until now. Continue reading

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The Road to Exile: Biographer Robert Greenfield on Life with The Stones in the Early Seventies

In 1971, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World was bulletproof, and biographer Robert Greenfield was there, reporting well and truly on the continued rise of the decadent, determined, devilish Rolling Stones. Our own J.M. Blaine chats with Greenfield about his never-boring third installment of Rolling Stones reminiscences and interviews, “Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye.” Continue reading

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The 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love

For once, internet-fostered shamelessness is a good thing, with “The Top 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love.” Weeklings music editor Robert Burke Warren boldly goes where we’ve all gone before – into the realm of uncool, guilty pleasures; rock, pop, soul, rap, and, of course, disco all get their dork due. You know you love it. Continue reading

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The Other Side: The Rainbow Reader Part VI

Part VI of Tessa Laird’s social history of color examines violet, pansies and death. Continue reading

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The Girls, Their TVs and The Monkees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees, still stealing hearts and wowing audiences after almost a half-century. Writer-DJ Amanda Nazario checks out the band – and the intense fandom – at the Borgota Casino, and leads us into her unwavering, soul-deep crush on one of the best pop groups ever. Continue reading

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Deadly Symbiosis: Attachment and Loss in August: Osage County

In a candid analysis of Tracy Letts’s play August: Osage County, Andrew Rose discusses family, child abuse, and its haunting residue. Continue reading

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Cops and Commercials: The Rainbow Reader Part V

Part V of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines blue, the color of cops, commercials, peacocks, drugs and the jungle. Continue reading

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