You Know It's Hard Out Here for an Alt-Weekly Columnist 

Stuff you need to know about to avoid cultural ostracism.

Cinematic Triumph

The "Best Song" Oscar nomination for Hustle and Flow's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."

Oscar Night 2006: You get a whole lotta bitches talkin' shit.

Modest Proposal

This newspaper will personally pay Randy Newman $50 if he performs "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" at the Oscars ceremony.

Call us.

TV Party

That "Win a Date with Lisa Loeb" reality show.

Seven years from now there'll be a program exactly like this starring M.I.A.

Internet Distraction

Chewbacca's blog.

Conveniently located at Rrrrrrrrrrrrrnnn
Some top-notch Photoshop work awaits.

Radio Calamity

The house remix of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" currently tearing it up at Energy 92.3.

Turn in your FCC license and never set foot in this country again.

Critical Beatdown

The florid comments section in the Village Voice's best of '05 Pazz & Jop poll.

It turns out rock critics are every bit as neurotic as you might suspect.

Corporate Faux Pas

Oops, we own the Village Voice now.

It turns out rock critics are every bit as sexy and sophisticated as you might suspect.


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