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  • Grant Morrison: Psychedelic Superhero

    Grant Morrison: Psychedelic Superhero | ARTICLE

    Grant Morrison is, at the moment, on deadline for five comic-book scripts – three Batmans, two Supermans – plus the first draft of a screenplay about heroic dinosaurs fighting rapacious space aliens. But he won't be getting...

    August 22, 2011 2:30 PM ET
  • Grant Morrison on the Death of Comics

    Grant Morrison on the Death of Comics | ARTICLE

    Grant Morrison has created some of the world's coolest comic books over the past three decades, with a sprawling body of work that includes original works like The Invisibles, We3 and The Filth as well as fresh,...

    August 22, 2011 2:30 PM ET
  • Comedian Susie Essman Explains Larry David's Genius

    Comedian Susie Essman Explains Larry David's Genius | ARTICLE

    The only marriage to survive the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is that of Larry David's manager Jeff and his wife Susie – even though they have perhaps the least romantic chemistry of any television couple...

    July 20, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • Larry David's Fictional Wife on the End of their 'Marriage'

    Larry David's Fictional Wife on the End of their 'Marriage' | ARTICLE

    Larry David has always insisted that TV Larry is different than real-life Larry – but when real-life Larry divorced his wife, he realized he couldn't remain married on TV. For Curb Your Enthusiasm fans, that means Cheryl...

    July 20, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • JB Smoove On Michael Richards, Larry David and a Possible 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Spin-Off

    JB Smoove On Michael Richards, Larry David and a Possible 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Spin-Off | ARTICLE

    Larry David's freeloading, endlessly profane roommate Leon Black may well be TV's single funniest character.  Leon, played by comedian JB Smoove, arrived in season six of Curb Your Enthusiasm after Larry took in a family who lost...

    July 20, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Seinfeld' Writers Talk About the Legend of Larry David

    'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Seinfeld' Writers Talk About the Legend of Larry David | ARTICLE

    Comedy writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel began working with Larry David on Seinfeld, and rejoined him on Curb Your Enthusiasm beginning with season five. The trio (who also co-wrote the underrated teen comedy Eurotrip)...

    July 20, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • Richard Lewis on Stand-Up, Sobriety and Trusting Larry David

    Richard Lewis on Stand-Up, Sobriety and Trusting Larry David | ARTICLE

    Richard Lewis met Larry David at summer camp sometime around 1960. They were both Brooklyn Jews with working class parents, but they hated each other on sight. They became tight years later on the stand-up circuit, and...

    July 20, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • U2 Go Back to the Nineties With Massive 'Achtung Baby' Reissue

    U2 Go Back to the Nineties With Massive 'Achtung Baby' Reissue | ARTICLE

    On the most recent dates of U2's 360° Tour, the band members have been showing grainy footage of themselves hanging out in Berlin during the recording of Achtung Baby — a rare moment of unabashed nostalgia...

    June 23, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Bono and the Edge Reboot 'Spider-Man'

    Bono and the Edge Reboot 'Spider-Man' | ARTICLE

    Wide-awake at 2 a.m., Bono is riding in an SUV to a Las Vegas hotel — but he doesn't need a casino to make a huge, risky bet. After the $65 million Spider-Man: Turn Off the...

    June 13, 2011 12:25 PM ET
  • Deep Inside the Unreal World of Lady Gaga

    Deep Inside the Unreal World of Lady Gaga | ARTICLE

    In a dark, airless studio control room on the third floor of a downtown-Manhattan office building, Lady Gaga is clutching a toy unicorn...

    June 9, 2011 1:45 PM ET
  • Back in the USA: U2's Victory Lap

    Back in the USA: U2's Victory Lap | ARTICLE

    After U2 clattered through a sped-up, revamped version of "Magnificent" at the kickoff of the final leg of their 360° Tour, Bono smiled and offered an apology to the Denver crowd: "It's in development, that...

    June 8, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam's 20th and His New Ukulele-Powered LP

    Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam's 20th and His New Ukulele-Powered LP | ARTICLE

    "I don't want to jinx it," Eddie Vedder says from a Los Angeles studio, taking a break from recording Pearl Jam's 10th studio album, which is coming together faster than the band expected. "But it's on!"...

    May 31, 2011 12:25 PM ET
  • U2, Live From Outer Space: Launching the Biggest Tour of All Time

    U2, Live From Outer Space: Launching the Biggest Tour of All Time | ARTICLE

    An Irish spaceship has landed in a Chicago football stadium, and its pilot is standing under a starless sky, barking mad orders into a microphone. "Take the astronauts' voices out," says Bono, his brogue echoing...

    April 11, 2011 4:37 PM ET
  • My Morning Jacket Find Killer New Groove on 'Circuital'

    My Morning Jacket Find Killer New Groove on 'Circuital' | ARTICLE

    As My Morning Jacket prepared to record "Holdin' on to Black Metal," the wildest track on their new album, Circuital (out this spring), frontman Jim James set the scene for his bandmates: "'I want it...

    March 3, 2011 7:40 AM ET
  • Mastodon Unleash the Beast Within: Rolling Stone's 2009 Feature

    Mastodon Unleash the Beast Within: Rolling Stone's 2009 Feature | ARTICLE

    Brent Hinds, frontman and lead guitarist for Mastodon, has reached the inevitable point in the evening when his speech starts to slur. A few hours back, during a listening session for his Atlanta metal band's...

    March 1, 2011 4:05 PM ET
  • Jack White, the Decade's Dirty Bluesman

    Jack White, the Decade's Dirty Bluesman | ARTICLE

    At the turn of the century, Jack White was thinking hard about the blues. "A hundred years had passed since the beginning of it," White says, "and it was an illusion in my head at...

    February 2, 2011 2:13 PM ET
  • Animal Collective's Panda Bear Reinvents His Sound on New Album

    Animal Collective's Panda Bear Reinvents His Sound on New Album | ARTICLE

    It’s hardly obvious at first listen, but Animal Collective's Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, intended his third fourth solo record to be “a guitar attack.” “I wanted to do something simple and powerful,” he...

    January 31, 2011 8:55 AM ET
  • Jimmy Fallon's Big Adventure

    Jimmy Fallon's Big Adventure | ARTICLE

    'This is happening," Jimmy Fallon tells himself, as he begins to panic. "This is really happening." He's all of 20 minutes into a brand-new...

    January 20, 2011 2:15 PM ET
  • Jimmy Fallon's Big Adventure

    Jimmy Fallon's Big Adventure | ARTICLE

    "This is happening," Jimmy Fallon tells himself, as he begins to panic. "This is really happening." He's all of 20 minutes into a brand-new gig as a talk-show host, which suddenly seems to be going about as...

    January 5, 2011 9:50 AM ET
  • Billy Corgan, Rock God Interrupted: Rolling Stone's 2010 Feature

    Billy Corgan, Rock God Interrupted: Rolling Stone's 2010 Feature | ARTICLE

    Unless you count what he's done to his career, Billy Corgan has never attempted suicide. Until recently, there were plenty of mornings when he'd wake up to a stark choice: "Go eat breakfast, or go...

    January 3, 2011 4:12 PM ET
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