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Dropping the Bombshell

Notes on the (hair) color code, from one of those (you know), blondes.

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Ready for Primetime: An Interview With Go Set Go's Mike TV

"The kind of people that seem to gravitate towards our music kind of get the humor and get the fact that, while it's humorous, it's also kind of deadly serious."

Books

The Baseball Team Who Saved One Another: An Interview with John Albert

'There's nothing subversive about getting a Mohawk and walking around Silver Lake. When I was 16, if you got a tattoo, it was like, 'What the fuck are you doing?' There was nobody doing that. [Now] everyone is covered in tattoos. It means nothing. Dyeing your hair pink means nothing. Putting a metal post through your nose doesn't mean anything.' Jodie Janella Horn talks to John Albert about music, baseball, James Frey, and punk-rock death.

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Stars

If it's July, it's time for another installment of CBS's voyeuristic reality series. Unfortunately, while she loves the show, our arbiter of televised treats isn't thrilled with the 'all star' format.

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Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music by Wendy Fonarow

When dissected, an indie rock gig isn't all that different from the stereotype of nearly naked dancers circling the fire as they fall into a trance.

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Cancelled Companions

Does it seem like every interesting, innovative series that you adore and worship gets yanked before its time? According to this rabid small screen fangirl, you are not alone.

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Three Ring Circus

While polygamy has a place in the study of human history and culture, it has long been considered taboo. Leave it to HBO and its new hit drama series to make this socially profane subject seem... almost normal.

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Live and Let Frey

Oprah compounded our schadenfreude by taking Frey onto her stage and essentially beating him with a yardstick while Frey's dunce cap bounced up and down to the rhythm of her vengeful strikes.

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An Anthropologist on Mars

Want to learn more about the human race? Just turn on the TV and experience the foibles and frivolities of mankind as seen through the eyes of 'the others' -- filters in the form of aliens, robots, and talking animals.

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Books

The Baseball Team Who Saved One Another: An Interview with John Albert

'There's nothing subversive about getting a Mohawk and walking around Silver Lake. When I was 16, if you got a tattoo, it was like, 'What the fuck are you doing?' There was nobody doing that. [Now] everyone is covered in tattoos. It means nothing. Dyeing your hair pink means nothing. Putting a metal post through your nose doesn't mean anything.' Jodie Janella Horn talks to John Albert about music, baseball, James Frey, and punk-rock death.

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Norm!

While not necessarily looking for a place where everybody -- including the busboy -- knows your name, Horn would like to locate a new drinking establishment that offers a sitcom-style sense of community.

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Not the Cosbys

You know how they say everyone has a twin somewhere? Well, members of the Horn family look just like those people on (name that sitcom).

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Books

Salvation Artist

Dirty Found is on tour. Co-created by Jason Bitner, the magazine celebrates the smuttiest photos, notes, and other paraphernalia left laying about the world. Jodie Janella Horn caught up with Bitner in Los Angeles. 'I'm not an artist,' Bitner tells her. She begs to differ.

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito

Edward is not a fish out of water or a struggling outsider concentrating on his differences, as it seems every adolescent in contemporary literature is. He feels very at home with his friends and has no shortage of self-esteem.

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Gatherers

Before Katrina, network news had spent a lot of time bemoaning the lack of viewers, to which I would like to respond; maybe you shouldn't have been so stupid.

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Sunset Junction Street Fair Featuring: Rilo Kiley + Eagles of Death Metal + The New York Dolls

The scene is like a mash-up of a 3D Urban Outfitters catalog with a revival of Hair...

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How the Hula Girl Sings by Joe Meno

In the acknowledgements in Joe Meno's third novel, Hairstyles of the Damned, Meno writes, 'You Suck It: Judith Regan. Badly. And all you other bad publishing corporations. Be ready, the end is nigh.'"

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Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Nev

He's a gay Jewish Canadian. Swoon! If only I could be one of those things, I would never get over my own fantastic exoticism.

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Film

Coffee Stalk

In her celebrity filled Hollywood strip mall coffee store job, Horn is trying to figure out in what episode of Quantum Leap 'iced old-school Americano with two Splendas' guest starred.

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Music

Kids Are Alright

At the Warped Tour, our would-be reporter confronts her fear of teenagers to indulge her fascination with their music.

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How to Find a Mate in Five TV Shows or Less

Scientists have spent a great deal of time deconstructing physical desirability among humans. But all they had to do was watch 100 Hottest Hotties and call it a day.

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