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  • The Everything Index: The Week's Pop-Culture Power Players

    The Everything Index: The Week's Pop-Culture Power Players | ARTICLE

    Welcome back to Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our weekly ranking of pop-culture's movers and shakers. This time out, the Top 20 features fictional dinosaurs, ultra-addictive apps and high-profile feuds, one of which involves famous rappers and melted cheese. We've...

    April 22, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • NBA Playoff Preview: The War on Drugs Know What a Champion Smells Like

    NBA Playoff Preview: The War on Drugs Know What a Champion Smells Like | ARTICLE

    The War on Drugs have a T-shirt that mimics the NBA logo, so you know they're serious about basketball. But bassist Dave Hartley is beyond serious. He writes a semi-regular column about the 76ers for...

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Kobe Bryant's Comeback Continues With New Documentary

    Kobe Bryant's Comeback Continues With New Documentary | ARTICLE

    Kobe Bryant's 2013-14 season came to an end on December 17, when he fractured a bone in his left knee. It was his second major injury in less than a year – he had torn his Achilles...

    April 17, 2014 4:31 PM ET
  • NBA Playoff Preview: Warpaint Worship at the Altar of Tim Duncan

    NBA Playoff Preview: Warpaint Worship at the Altar of Tim Duncan | ARTICLE

    Warpaint's Emily Kokal has no loyalty. OK, that's probably a bit of an overstatement, but not by much: The singer and guitarist is a basketball fan without a team. Instead, she follows individual players, watching games whenever – and...

    April 17, 2014 3:15 PM ET
  • NBA Playoff Preview: Hannibal Buress Hates the Brooklyn Nets' Mascot

    NBA Playoff Preview: Hannibal Buress Hates the Brooklyn Nets' Mascot | ARTICLE

    Hannibal Buress is a Chicago Bulls fan living in Brooklyn, and given that both the Bulls and Nets are in this year's NBA playoffs, you'd think his loyalties would be put to the test. But the...

    April 17, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Fun.'s Nate Ruess Back to Work on Band's New Album

    Fun.'s Nate Ruess Back to Work on Band's New Album | ARTICLE

    Nate Ruess definitely earned his vacation days – and he was determined to use 'em all. So much so that it basically took the combined powers of Bruce Springsteen, the NCAA and his bandmates in fun. to...

    April 16, 2014 3:00 PM ET
  • The Everything Index: The Week's Pop-Culture Power Rankings

    The Everything Index: The Week's Pop-Culture Power Rankings | ARTICLE

    Welcome to the first installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our weekly countdown of pop-culture's power players. From the music and memes we can't live without to the TV moments that shook us to our very core (emotionally, we're...

    April 15, 2014 1:45 PM ET
  • Simple Kind of Man: George W. Bush's Post-Presidential Painting Career

    Simple Kind of Man: George W. Bush's Post-Presidential Painting Career | ARTICLE

    The George W. Bush Presidential Center sits idly on the campus of Southern Methodist University, overlooking a deeply rutted practice field, a few tennis courts and a boulevard lined with frat houses. Like its namesake, the building seems...

    April 14, 2014 10:45 AM ET
  • Questlove Claims 'Hall And Oates Cure Illness' At Rock Hall Induction

    Questlove Claims 'Hall And Oates Cure Illness' At Rock Hall Induction | ARTICLE

    Questlove loves Philadelphia almost as much as Mac loves Chase Utley, so when he learned that Philly's favorite duo, Hall & Oates, had earned enshrinment in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,...

    April 11, 2014 2:15 AM ET
  • Nirvana's Rock Hall Performance Had St. Vincent Profanely Excited

    Nirvana's Rock Hall Performance Had St. Vincent Profanely Excited | ARTICLE

    If St. Vincent would have told her 9-year-old self that one day, she'd perform with Nirvana, she wouldn't have believed it. And then she probably would've cursed like a girl twice her age. "Nevermind came out when...

    April 11, 2014 1:35 AM ET
  • Did Nirvana's Rock Hall Induction End Dave And Courtney Feud?

    Did Nirvana's Rock Hall Induction End Dave And Courtney Feud? | ARTICLE

    For two decades, the rocky relationship between Courtney Love and Nirvana's two surviving members – Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic – has essentially been limited to legal action, with the occasional tersely worded statement or...

    April 11, 2014 12:40 AM ET
  • 10 Reasons Drake Will Be The Best ESPYs Host Ever

    10 Reasons Drake Will Be The Best ESPYs Host Ever | ARTICLE

    Not to disparage the talents of Jeff Foxworthy, Tony Danza or, uh, Lance Armstrong, but hosting the ESPY Awards appears to be a pretty easy gig: just show up, give Pete Weber his damn "Best Bowler" trophy...

    April 10, 2014 8:45 AM ET
  • UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

    UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay | ARTICLE

    Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts’ basketball team, announced Wednesday that he is gay, becoming the first openly gay athlete in Division I men’s hoops.  The 22 Biggest Sports Contoversies Of...

    April 9, 2014 2:25 PM ET
  • WWE Star Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

    WWE Star Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54 | ARTICLE

    The Ultimate Warrior, a former pro-wrestling champion known for his frenetic in-ring style, snarling, stream-of-consciousness interviews and outspoken views on practically everything, died Tuesday at the age of 54.   Daniel Bryan's House of...

    April 9, 2014 8:50 AM ET
  • Empire of the Sun Say New Album Is 'On God's Timetable'

    Empire of the Sun Say New Album Is 'On God's Timetable' | ARTICLE

    After spending most of 2013's Ice on the Dunes exploring a world set in the 31st century, Empire of the Sun's Luke Steele is pretty done with the future. These days, he's all about the past.  "It's funny, all...

    April 8, 2014 1:00 PM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Launches U.S. 'High Hopes' Tour With NCAA Blowout

    Bruce Springsteen Launches U.S. 'High Hopes' Tour With NCAA Blowout | ARTICLE

    Forget about tonight's actual NCAA title game: Bruce Springsteen has already been crowned the champion of Final Four weekend in Dallas, closing out the March Madness Music Festival with a Sunday-night headlining set that — of course...

    April 7, 2014 9:35 AM ET
  • The Killers, Tim McGraw and LL Cool J Pump Up NCAA March Madness Fest

    The Killers, Tim McGraw and LL Cool J Pump Up NCAA March Madness Fest | ARTICLE

    For a while now, the Killers have openly campaigned to be America's band — whether America realizes it or not. Ever since 2006's sepia-tinged Sam's Town, Brandon Flowers and Co. have championed the same communal convictions Bruce Springsteen...

    April 6, 2014 10:55 AM ET
  • Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band Tip Off Final Four Weekend In Dallas

    Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band Tip Off Final Four Weekend In Dallas | ARTICLE

    "If you're from Texas, you probably drive a big-ass four-wheel-drive pickup truck." That's not a generalization: It's how Jason Aldean introduced "Night Train" — his crossover hit that is all about making magic with that special someone (and...

    April 5, 2014 10:42 AM ET
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