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Weiner Roast

Marshall McLuhan famously said, “The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers”. This caustic quote opens the fascinating new documentary, “Weiner,” a Sundance darling scheduled for release in theaters May 20 and on Showtime later in the year. In fly-on-the-wall

The Book He Won’t Finish

A few weeks ago, there was news that Prince had signed a book deal to pen his memoirs. The idea of this intensely private artist giving us a look into his world had fans losing their minds. Although he’d reportedly written 50 or so pages,

Mavis Staples


She has one of the most expressive voices ever recorded. She played in a band with her dad for most of her life, fusing gospel, blues and soul into their own unique hybrid. They advanced the cause of civil rights in subtle and profound ways.

Was the First Rapper…Italian?

Over the years, the question of where rap originated has been debated, much like the beginnings of punk. Different cities and scenes have staked their claim. While it’s pretty clear that Bronx DJ Kool Herc was the first to use turntables to generate looped sections

Beatles Fans: Join Us for a Live Taping

We’re beyond delighted to partner with our longtime pal, and frequent CultureSonar contributor, Scott Freiman, to bring his hugely-popular Beatle lectures to a theatre near you. After nearly seven years of delivering his TED-Talk-style presentations to audiences across North America, Scott will be shooting four Beatles