A revived Eminem—who 10 years ago was picketed at the Grammys by GLAAD—is the favorite to sweep the awards’ Big 3 categories. Plus, a gallery of eight artists who’ve won the Big 3.
Michaelangelo Matos is the author of Sign 'O' the Times (Continuum, 2004), part of the 33 1/3 book series, and writes columns for The Stranger, Cowbell, and Flavorwire. He lives in Brooklyn.
Behind the mugging of Cake Boss, the mumbling on Ace of Cakes, and the hysterics of Top Chef: Just Desserts, is the dirty secret that cake TV is impossibly, definitionally boring.
Could a song that has the F-word in its title and isn’t available on iTunes become summer’s biggest smash—at the tail-end of August? Listen and decide.
Wyclef Jean running for president of Haiti may sound rash, but musicians actually have a good track record in politics. VIEW OUR GALLERY, from Sonny Bono to Rubén Blades.
Led by the controversial white trash hip-hop trio Die Antwoord, a slew of South African acts aim for a mainstream, international audience.
Prince will release his new album via a U.K. newspaper insert Saturday, having declared the Web “over.” Sour grapes have led the once-visionary musician to become embittered.