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Michael Martin

July 28, 2008 | Feature
The Ballad of Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley reserved her place in pop culture’s curio cabinet with “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”

June 30, 2008 | Feature
He Shoots...

Beastie graybeard Adam Yauch grows up to be a filmmaker.

April 7, 2008 | Intelligencer
Grave Digger

Always-gloomy rocker Nick Cave reemerges in seventies New York.

June 9, 2008 | Intelligencer
A Brand News Day

An ex-CNNer goes back to work.

December 1, 2008 | Intelligencer
Crayon Cop

Can graffiti be kept under control?

September 17, 2007 | Feature
MisShapes’s After-Party

A global nightlife brand tries to grow up.

July 2, 2007 |
The Pasty Days of Summer

Can Interpol sweat out the decline of the New York band?

June 4, 2007 | Feature
We Are in Xanadu

How do you survive the spectacular box-office failure of a film about a mythologically infested roller disco in Venice Beach? The lingering career effects of being involved in one of the best-loved bad movies ever.

June 4, 2007 | Feature
Springtime for ‘Xanadu’

Can the famously nonsensical disco-movie flop make it on Broadway?

March 5, 2007
The Leader of the Pack Is Back

Decades after her death-obsessed girl group, the Shangri-Las, was buried under litigation and changing pop tastes, Mary Weiss goes solo.