Farkakte Film Flashback: Newspapers Go To The Movies

You may have heard the old joke about the guy who cleaned up after the elephants in the circus and complained to his friend about the long hours, the low pay and the dirty work. When his friend asked him why ...

CD Review: Frank Turner, “Rock & Roll”

Leave it to British folk-rock rebel Frank Turner to come in under the wire for 2010 with Rock & Roll, a five-song EP that offers 17 of the most compelling minutes of music released this year – and that, ...

CD Review: Elvis Costello, ‘National Ransom’

“You can’t hold me, baby, with anything but contempt,” Elvis Costello sings amid dueling guitars on the explosive title track that opens his latest album, “National Ransom” (Hear Music). It’s a classic Elvis indictment – this one taking on greed and ...

Farkakte Film Flashback: Fred vs. Pee Wee Edition

I spent a good chunk of my Saturday night watching Fred the Movie on the Nickelodeon channel. I’d say that it was two hours I’ll never get back, except I have a feeling they will return someday, if there is really such ...

Farkakte Film Flashback: Hazy Shade of Winter Edition

It’s been a while since I’ve contributed a Farkakte Film Flashback here at Popdose, but I have a good excuse: I’m freakin’ freezing! It’s hard to type when you’re under three layers of sweater and a Snuggie.

Still, winter can be an ...

Five Albums You Should Have Bought in 2009

Now, don’t get the wrong idea: This is not a “best of” list — that would indicate that I listened to every album released and compared them, which sounds like it would be exhausting; who has that much time? (Well, yes,

Book Review: Clarence Clemons & Don Reo, “Big Man”

One thing you learn pretty early on in Springsteen saxophonist Clarence Clemons’ memoir Big Man (Grand Central Publishing, 400 pages, $26.99, Oct. 21) is that you’re not going to be reading any of the real juicy stuff.

“Maybe I’ll write ...