Rock Bands and the Fine Art of Breaking Up

Here’s my fantasy: It’s April 5, 1994. I’m listening to Iron Maiden and jerking off to Stephanie Seymour’s slutty wedding dress in the “November Rain” video, completely unaware that the greatest icon of my generation has his mouth around a gun. Before he pulls the trigger, Kurt Cobain has a moment of lucidity. His infant […]

Don’t Call It A Comeback: Beavis and Butt-head Do MTV (Again)

“Heh-heh, heh-heh.” The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Beavis & Butt-head is that nasally, stuffy, stoner laugh – get a tissue, man! “The Beav,” along with South Park, The Simpsons and Daria, remains among the shows I was not allowed to tune into as an adolescent — so of course […]

The Kennedys: The Most Famous (and Slutty?) First Family

Last month, after two years and $30 million, the History Channel announced it would not be airing The Kennedys, concluding that “although the film is produced and acted with the highest quality auspices, the dramatic license the series takes is not suitable for the History brand.” While this decision seemed rash, the project had been controversial […]

Music Review: Britney’s New Single, ‘Hold It Against Me’

“If I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?” And with that, Britney Spears has managed to turn one of the world’s most popular, yet cringe-inducing pick-up lines into her first single, “Hold it Against Me,” which dropped last week. I’ve been watching the anticipation of its release on the Internet […]