Tom Waits
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The Best Alternative Songwriters of 2011
14 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

Some of 2011's best songwriting came from artists whose work could be broadly defined as "alternative". Few of these artists fit the mold of the traditional singer-songwriter, creating music the blurs the lines defining genres.

The Best Live Albums of 2009
16 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

This has been a year teeming with one of the most robust outputs of live recordings in recent memory.


Saturday Night, Sunday Morning: Gospel Music in a Secular World
17 Apr 2013 // 5:30 PM

Critically, commercially and historically, gospel is the great overlooked American music, maybe because few genres of music force you to confront your beliefs so immediately.

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War
7 Mar 2013 // 4:30 PM

While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?


Duke Robillard Jazz Trio: Wobble Walkin'
23 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Wobble Walkin' proves Duke Robillard's skill at his craft while maintaining an understated feel.

Tom Waits: Bad As Me
25 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM

Bad As Me is a bracing, defiant attack against things as usual. Its clash and clatter are combative, but in the end -- and here's what throws the suits off -- utterly beautiful.


The Rolling Stones and Tom Waits Perform "Little Red Rooster" (video)
13 May 2013 // 12:50 AM

Tom Waits joins the Rolling Stones on a recent tour stop and the world rejoices (as it should).

Counterbalance No. 114: Tom Waits' 'Rain Dogs'
31 Jan 2013 // 11:00 PM

Inside a broken clock, splashing the wine with the 114th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. A 1985 cult classic is this week's Counterbalance. You'll never be going back home.


The wit and wisdom of Tom Waits
5 Aug 2011 // 5:30 AM

Tom Waits doesn't exactly approach an interview as opportunity for self-disclosure. He's more the hepcat who likes to play with the interviewing mouse. Still, his

The always-eccentric Tom Waits hopes you'll adopt his 'Orphans'
17 Nov 2006 // 12:00 AM

About halfway through an hour-long conversation on phone lines that occasionally crack and fizzle as if they are being gnawed, the talk turns to moles.


Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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