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Chris Norris

January 3, 2011 | Feature
Daryl Hall

The lighter half of Hall & Oates was never cool, exactly. And now, once again, he’s hot.

June 15, 2009
The Grateful Near-Dead

How a heart attack—and subsequent shocking onstage episodes—gave a punk-rocker, the Giraffes’ Aaron Lazar, a new lease on life.

September 28, 2009 | Intelligencer
Wild and Free

Jim Carroll outlived his own gorgeous myth.

February 25, 2008 | Features
(Untitled Heath Ledger Project)

In which the protagonist dies mysteriously, and the audience analyzes his final days for clues to his real character.

January 22, 2007 |
Mess Up Your Life

Confronting the new anti-organization guru.

May 2, 2005 | Feature
Shape Shifter

Mos Def has steered his career with elegant foresight. Now he’s heading for outer space—and it may be his best move yet.

November 29, 2004 | Pop Music Review
The Real Slim Shady Sits Down—and Grows Up

Eminem ushers in the age of the rap apology.

November 1, 2004 | Pop Music Review
Where the Sidewalk Ends

With Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Pavement shed its indie-authenticity complex.

September 10, 2001 | Feature
Planetary Pop

With a surreal army of celebrity acolytes, Michael Jackson is invading Madison Square Garden. Tomorrow, the world.

August 2, 1999 | Feature
Vox Populi

What do those taxi recordings say about us?