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Gina Arnold

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  • 10 years ago

    As VH1 recently informed us, "All reality is not created equal." Apparently, reality involving celebrities is far more entertaining, and reality that exploits the vast archive of pop music is best of all. Numerous TV shows of the latter type have ...

  • 14 years ago

    Forget all that modern-day high-tech jive about the Internet, file-swapping, sampling and digital downloads for a minute. When all is said and done, there is nothing new under the sun, and what sells in rock and roll is the same old threesome: sex...

  • 16 years ago

    Pavement pissed me off four years ago during an outdoor show on the University of Chicago campus. From start to finish, they played with their backs turned to the audience, and Miles Davis they ain't. It was just prior to the band's stint with Lol...

  • 16 years ago

    When a person thinks of Reno, Nevada, one imagines cheap buffets and sleazy betting joints and petty crime and hotel fires. Or perhaps thoughts turn instead to a man named Johnny Cash, who, according to "Folsom Prison Blues," once shot a man in Re...

  • 17 years ago

    Kathy McCarty once shared a run-down house in South Austin with three other women. Two years ago, the owner of that house died, and the termite-ridden property was assessed at a mere $12,000. McCarty desperately wanted to buy it herself, but the s...

  • 17 years ago

    One gray day last October, while driving up Interstate 405 from Portland to Seattle, I turned off the highway at an exit marked Sleater-Kinney. It was the same kind of impulse that causes certain types of visitors in London to take their shoes off...

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