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Live from New York it’s … Who?

Live from New York it’s … Who?

| Monday, September 26, 2016

SNL creator Lorne Michaels chose not to renew the contracts of Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky for the upcoming season. This comes as a bit of a shock because Killam and Pharoah, both cast members since 2010, had become two of the most popular and consistently funny members of the cast. Rudnitsky read more

Staff picks: ‘Nevermind’ 25th Anniversary

, , , , , and | Friday, September 23, 2016

On Sept. 24, 1991, three rambunctious losers from Seattle released an aggressive grunge album that would go on to replace Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” as the No. 1 record in America — thereby radically altering the trajectory of popular music forever. Twenty-five years later, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” continues to stand as one of music’s read more

Half Waif: new identities in reflection

Half Waif: new identities in reflection

| Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nandi Rose Plunkett sat on a deck in the Catskill Mountains overlooking a pond surrounded by trees as she spoke to me via a landline back on Aug. 15. Plunkett, current member of New Jersey indie rock outfit Pinegrove, speaks with me fresh off of the May release of “Probable read more

‘Monk’s Tale’ revisits presidential years

‘Monk’s Tale’ revisits presidential years

| Monday, September 19, 2016

Father Edward “Monk” Malloy released the final installment of his three-part memoir on Aug. 25 and a book launch at Notre Dame followed on Sept. 14. “Monk’s Tale: The Presidential Years” completes a project Malloy originally intended to be a single book, until he began writing his childhood years — the read more