- March 27, 2006
- Influences: Donald Fagen
Steely Dan was the quintessential L.A. band, but Fagen himself has always been a New Yorker at heart.
- March 13, 2006 | The Pop Music Review
Absent the meandering grooves that were usually his trademark, it sounds like the Kanye West discography thrown into a blender—hundreds of chewy and gooey morsels of soul vocals, to be gobbled in rapid succession.
- February 13, 2006 | The Pop Music Review
- All Yesterday’s Parties
British rock may be stuck in the past, but it can still sound great, provided the singer isn’t a complete coke fiend.
- February 23, 2004 | Ask New York
- Where Can I Find a Trustworthy Contractor?
I need to take care of some home repairs, but I don’t know a good handyman, and the Yellow Pages are too random. Is there a better way to find a contractor?
- November 28, 2005 | Pop Music Review
- Girls Gone Mild
Madonna and Kate Bush return to action with decidedly different notions of growing old gracefully.
- October 10, 2005 | Feature
- A World-Class Drama Queen
Fiona Apple can’t seem to do anything without causing a fuss. But the songs are worth it.
- December 19, 2005 | Culture Awards
Kanye West called out George Bush, Mariah and Madonna came back from the dead, and every sixties band put out an album. But the micro-trends made music interesting this year: The Internet finally broke bands, Houston emerged as rap’s hottest city, folk flew its freak flag, and Britain gave us grime and cyber-girl pop.
- April 10, 2006
For this special edition of Strategist, we subjected six great metropolises—London, Paris, Los Angeles, Sydney, Rome, and Miami—to the same scrutiny we bring to our own city every week. Now all you have to do is get on the plane.
- September 11, 2006
- Beyoncé Takes Over
Look past the movies and the new fashion line—she’s making the best music of her career.
- May 1, 2006 | Brooklyn Style Guide
- Remake, Remodel, Recycle
Create ecofriendly design out of scraps of wood or old water bottles. Turn foam into a chair, or plastic gumball-machine prizes into a light fixture. Or recycle design history itself, with a satirical twist.