In a piece for MilwaukeeMagazine in early 2011, Christina Daglas laid out an interesting contradiction:The jokey alternative-pop duo Chester French at the time were one of the mostprominent, successful bands with proud Milwaukee ties (singer .. more

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Makes perfect sense, right? Predicting what will happen over five months in a sport with an oddly shaped ball that takes crazy bounces and thousands of collisions that can wreck a team's season.Sports Illustrated's NFL preview contains this... more

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Count me in the "Joaquin Phoenix was faking it" camp. Though Phoenix convincingly displayed the eerily detached, flat affect of a patient in the early stages of schizophrenia, he hid behind the same thick, black sunglasses as so many bluffing poke.. more

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In the early ‘80s, Hiatt’s songwriting prowess earned himthe title “the American Elvis Costello.” Unlike Costello, however, Hiatt hadtrouble writing hits—at least for himself. Three Dog Night and Bonnie Raittperformed his songs to great success, ... more

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Stereogum has a preview of a new song pairing Pharrell, Santogold and Strokesian outlier Julian Casabalancas (who I never expected to hear on a song with a refrain of "we just want to dance") as part of a Converse promotional campaign. Video the .. more

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