Does It Suck?
Does 'Juno' Actually Suck?
For once, the answer may (not) surprise you.
'Across the Universe' Is Still a Useless, Nostalgic Mess
Julie Taymor's Beatles-centric jukebox musical movie was considered a creative flop—and it still is.
Does It Suck?
Does ‘Predator’ Actually Suck?
On its 30th anniversary, we look back on 'Predator' to figure out why it was so despised by critics.
The Crappiest Comic Book Villains of All Time, Together at Last
We chat with author Jon Morris about his new book, oddball criminals, and the supervillain made of Nazi bees.
Kneebody Ventures into Politics with Their Latest Song, 'For The Fallen'
We hopped on the phone with the entire band to talk about the challenge of making message-driven instrumental music and how has jazz lost its political ties.
How Bad Brains Created the Best Funk Metal Album 30 Years Ago
'I Against I' calcified a combination of hard rock and funk into something sexy, heavy, and thoroughly modern.
The Photographer Who Inspired "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
A repress of Tom Wolfe's seminal book features rare manuscripts, photos, and more. We talked to Lawrence Schiller, whose photographs of the counterculture movement inspired Wolfe, about how the new text offers the "full picture of set and setting."
What Sun Ra's Poetry Can Teach Us About Afrofuturism
"What I would like to see is a scholarly edition of his poems," says the author of a new book on Sun Ra. "I think they're worthy of that treatment..."
The Moment I Knew I Wanted to Work in the Music Business
I reached out to people who have spent the their adult lives recording, overseeing, organizing, or critiquing popular music to find out how they got into the industry.
Want to Make More Money? Get Better at Memorizing Basic Facts
According to a new book, there's a correlation between how knowledgeable you are and your income and happiness.
What UGK’s ‘Ridin Dirty’ Means to Houston's Souped-Up Car Culture
Souped-up cars are so central to 'Ridin Dirty' that Bun and Pimp actually appear in a whip on the cover. In celebration of the record's 20th anniversary, we hopped on the phone with some of Houston's most influential slab artists to talk about the...
How Nitrous Oxide Inspired Early Psychedelic Literature
A conversation with author Mike Jay on nitrous oxide's remarkable history.