Like any bloodless coup, this one takes place within the palace, beyond the purview of prying eyes. It's an inside job spearheaded by the ultimate of inside players, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. He's a former Obama fundraiser, cable lobbyist, and head of the cable trade association, chosen by the presi ... More >>
TheAtlantic.com released its list of America's 19 "Most Hated Companies" -- based on the American Customer Satisfaction Index -- earlier this month, four of which happen to be airlines (imagine that). Among them is Tempe-based U.S. Airways.The airline came in at the six spot on TheAtlantic's list ... More >>
The U.S. Postal Service's rate hikes are endangering music's free press
Origin story has Baleful side
What a bad feeling - and taste - Honey leaves behind
Lou Reed gets to interpret Edgar Allan Poe. He's excited.
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
Or: How Mark Cuban would have and could have saved the music biz
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
Cinema's magic lantern lights up another year, sort of
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
The magic eclipses the marketing of the big-screen Harry Potter
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
Can superheroes and alternative comic authors really get along?
The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him
Los Bros Hernandez return, bearing Love and Rockets
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, they've gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV-commercial composer.
Is the UK's Gay Dad a nurturing rock patriarch or the Pop that embarrasses you in front of your friends?
Senator John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped make him a presidential contender. Donations from special interests that appear before his Senate Commerce Committee haven't hurt, either
Seagram's merger invites a look into how the suits took record labels away from the true music enthusiasts
The senator says extreme fighting should be banned. You got a problem with that? Eddie Goldman does.
The Entertainment Monitor sticks its nose in the music business
ULYSSES SANCHEZ WANTS TO TAKE PHOENIX FOR A RIDE. AND HIS DREAM OF A $200 MILLION THEME PARK IN THE DESERT MAY NOT BE AS CRAZY AS IT SOUNDS.
IS VINYL REALLY THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION OR ARE PEOPLE JUST WAXING NOSTALGIC?
A STOCKINGFUL OF JOYFUL NOISES AND TANNEN-BOMBS