Morrissey

Mexico’s Undying Affection for Morrissey: Is It Really So Strange?

“I wish you asked me this after [the performance]. After, you’ll say ‘Ah, now I get it!’” Camilo Lara said last Sunday, standing in front of a packed Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was attempting to answer the long-standing question, posed that evening by WNYC’s John Schaefer as part of their RadioLoveFest program, that surrounds Mexico’s love affair with Morrissey: Why? Lara spoke moments before his brainchild, “Mexrissey,” took to the stage. … Read More

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Cookie Lyon’s Costumes Are For Sale: Links You Need to See

Two major reasons why a TV show succeeds: viewers either want to be the people they watch on the show, or viewers already are the people they watch on the show. … Read More

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Morrissey Calls Madonna’s Career “Frightening,” Slams Brit Awards for Hosting Non-Brits

The world can only go so long without some grand proclamation from Morrissey. This week, as Billboard reports, Morrissey posted an… Read More

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Mark Kozelek’s Beef With War On Drugs Is, Above All, Smart Publicity

“The whitest band I’ve ever heard is War On Drugs,” Mark Kozelek utters over and over again in his new beef track, “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock.” With lines like this, it’s difficult to take the song too seriously; by similar standards of “whiteness” — meaning indie rock perceived as music for white music listeners — Kozelek’s Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters aren’t far off. And Kozelek, for all his shit-slinging, must know this. … Read More

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Morrissey Underwent Cancer Treatments

Over the last year and a half, Morrissey has canceled and postponed tour dates with an alarming rate of regularity.… Read More

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50 Cultural Icons on What They Were Like as Teenagers

It’s hard out there for a teenager. It’s even kind of hard out there for those of us who used to be teenagers — especially in these back-to-school months, when the nostalgia comes creeping up like those floods we used to wear and never, ever should again. But you know who was probably even stranger than you in high school? Your favorite cultural icon. Or maybe not — as is only to be expected, some had joyful (and/or prank-filled) teenage years, some suffered tragedies, some were completely weird, some were popular, and some deserve our respect for even getting through. Click through to read 50 cultural icons on their teenage… Read More

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