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The Rolling Stones Are Total Exhibitionists

Remember when Chuck Klosterman’s New York Times article entitled “Which Rock Stars Will Historians of the Future Remember” stirred up all that heated discussion last year? The Beatles, Elvis, Dylan, Chuck Berry…all had their outspoken advocates. Now, somewhat belatedly but persuasively, “Exhibitionism” — a new

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If You Like ’80s Synth Pop…

It’s no secret we tend to romanticize, even fetishize, the past. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, not quite two decades into rock and roll, as psychedelia and prog rock continued to take fans further “out there,” a wave of nostalgia for the genre’s

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Holy Superheroes! From Batman to Buffy

The 21st Century has seen the arrival of many wonderful superhero TV shows — Heroes, Smallville, and Luke Cage among them. Even Buffy the Vampire Slayer got its start in 1997, well before the new millennium. But in order to truly grasp where the future of

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Need a Virtual Touchdown, Dunk or Head-butt?

Video games have changed dramatically since the days of Tecmo Bowl, R.B.I. Baseball, and NBA Jam. Nowadays, gaming options range from complex simulators that make the early days of Wii look like Pong and pick-up-and-play games with built-in levels to rival Angry Birds or Candy

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45 Songs that Changed Music

If you’re feeling nostalgic and want to tap into a great playlist of Baby Boomer music to see what made these particular songs icons, look no further than Marc Myers’ Anatomy of a Song:  The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and

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