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‘XTC: This is Pop’ is The Anti-Rock Doc

“Once in a long rare while you get a band that starts out pretty good and gets better and better and better and I have to be immodest and say, we’re the other band that did that.” So says singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC, the band that over a 25-year career moved from oddball punk…

tupac docuseries

Why is Tupac’s Murder Still Unsolved After Murder Weapon was Found?

Towards the end of the final episode of A&E’s thoroughly detailed documentary Who Killed Tupac?, guest speakers make a salient and harrowing observation: If this investigation of Tupac Shakur’s murder was handled with due diligence twenty years ago, there wouldn’t be so many conspiracy theories about who killed this prolific poet. Instead, it is up to investigators…


Devil in A Red Suit: Did Suge Knight Kill Tupac?

Say you’re watching a movie and the villain plots a drive-by shooting on someone. Now, imagine if that villain had the audacity to sit in that car next to the person they wanted dead. Would you believe that storyline? If you said yes, then you may believe in the fourth theory of the A&E mini-series…

Ten Things We Learned From ’30 For 30: Nature Boy’

This week ESPN aired an extended episode of its 30 For 30 documentary series about the life and career of the man many call the greatest professional wrestler of all time. If you missed it, don’t sweat it; it’s available on-demand. Anyone who ever watched a minute of pro wrestling from the ‘70s through the…

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner

HBO’s ‘Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge’ an Engaging Greatest Hits Collection

Fifty years ago, a young journalist and recent Berkeley graduate named Jann Wenner started a counterculture newspaper heavily focused on rock and roll. In commemoration of this golden anniversary, Wenner is the subject of a recent biography, “Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine,” which delves deeply into Rolling…