The quietest chase: Jim Thome goes for 600 home runs

July 25, 2011

Jim Thome is about to become the eighth player in baseball history to hit 600 homers. And when he does it, he’ll do so without ever having been linked — by fact or rumor — to performance-enhancing drugs. This should …

M.I.A. remembers Amy Winehouse with “27”

July 25, 2011

27 by _M_I_A_ Tasteless cash-in or heartfelt tribute? We report. You decide.

Wu-Tang Clan, “Legendary Weapons” (free track)

July 25, 2011

By Tal Rosenberg A paragraph is an insufficient amount of space to explain the Wu-Tang Clan. Instruction manuals have been written in order to understand this group. But if you’ve never heard the Wu before, this isn’t a bad place …

Amy Winehouse crashes Club 27

July 24, 2011

By Jake Coyle of the Associated Press Amy Winehouse released only two albums in her life, one of which sold more than a million copies, won five Grammys and sparked a retro soul movement that hasn’t yet stopped. The small …

The Swinger, a PGA Tour roman de clef by Sports Illustrated writers Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck

July 23, 2011

Remember Primary Colors? I mean the novel by “Anonymous” (who later turned out to be Joe Klein) and not the better-than-it-had-to-be movie that starred JohnTravolta and Emma Thompson. Well, now SI writers Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck have done d=something …

Star Wars deleted scenes

July 22, 2011

Not at Comic-Con? Me neither. But ee’ve got you’ve covered. Fans who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards just got a sneak peek at some of the deleted scenes from the upcoming Star Wars Saga on Blu-ray Disc.

MTV News: Comic Con Takeover

July 21, 2011

San Diego Comic-Con Got “meh” if you want it, kids.

They Might Be Giants, “Judy Is Your Viet Nam” (free track)

July 21, 2011

By Hillary Kaylor Respect for They Might Be Giants, and not just because dudes are the ‘90s college rock equivalent of Stonehenge. Respect because these untiring nerds are on their 29th year, their 15th album, their (probably) billionth single, and …

Chris Evans answers to the ilk

July 20, 2011

07-16-11 Captain America Chris Evans Roundtable by Philip Martin

On this day in 1965 …

July 20, 2011

A six-minute single was released. The best rock’n’roll song ever recorded. Like a Rolling Stone (the cover project) by Philip Martin You might think Dylan’s lodestar in the beginning was Woody Guthrie, but it wasn’t. First it was Johnny Ray, …