You might be less than glued to the opening minutes of The 80s as it takes the new decade’s defining moment as the victory of the American ice hockey team over the Russians in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
BLOODSPORTS Suede (Warner) It’s been well over a decade since the last Suede album and yet their new album is such a natural progression of what’s come before that the cellular memory kicks in straight away. And while singer Brett Anderson and guitarist Bernard Fanning might have appeared to have mended their errant ways with their duel project The Tears it hasn’t led to a full reconciliation.
COMEDOWN MACHINE The Strokes (Sony) Considering Julian Casablancas and friends pretty much invited the world into their too-cool-for-school indie house party a decade and a half ago, for the past three albums they’ve been giving a damned good impression of a band who didn’t really want to enjoy the resulting glorious chaos. And even here in their fifth outing, there’s a feeling of a band happy to be on the guest-list (as they would have it in the incredibly catchy Partners in Crime) rather than hosting the VIP suite
Some celebrities receive a lot of hate from the public for reasons beyond their control. Athletes and entertainers don’t always have the easiest time of it in the press. That’s probably because of sites like this one and jerks like me. See, it’s my job to make fun of the things that people want made […]
Pop star Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique announced that they are expecting a bundle of joy! Awaiting a New Arrival The 35-year-old pop superstar posted on her website Wednesday that she and 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique “are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby.” Pique, who is from Barcelona, is a soccer […]
WATCH : Cancer patient records heartbreaking video good-bye. Be forewarned: This isn’t a video with an uplifting ending.
Just 10 years into a new century, more than two-thirds of the country sees the past decade as a period of decline for the U.S., according to a new TIME/Aspen Ideas Festival poll that probed Americans on the decade since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001
When an Amsterdam court acquitted far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders of all charges of discrimination and inciting hatred against Muslims on June 23, it seemed a fitting climax to a week that saw the end of the decade-long Dutch experiment with integration. Judges ruled that although the comments the politician made in the Dutch press and on the internet between October 2006 and March 2008 comparing Islam to Nazism may be offensive, they are nonetheless legal and part of a legitimate government debate one that’s taken on tones that were unthinkable or at least unspeakable only a few years ago
In a much discussed speech at West Point two weeks ago, Defense Secretary Robert Gates argued that the U.S. should get out of the business of fighting the kinds of open-ended ground wars that it has waged for the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For almost a decade, Russia has stayed on the sidelines of the war in Afghanistan, in part because of its bad memories of the 1980s, when the Afghan mujahedin, with the help of Stinger missiles provided by the U.S., handed the Red Army a humiliating defeat. As Russia’s NATO envoy Dmitri Rogozin put it this week in a stroke of understatement, “We’ve been to Afghanistan, and we didn’t really like it over there.” But on Friday, Oct.