Reflections On Love

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share some romantic wisdom which I have discovered over the years. If there's one thing that can make human beings passionate, inspired, crazed and irrational, it is love. The following thoughts attest to that. ...

Video Playlist: My Top Ten Albums For 2010

Another year, another Top Ten albums list. But unlike some recent years, 2010 proved to be quite good for music, so much so that I had a hard time picking my choices for the ten best CDs and songs for the annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll. (Yes, I still lik...

Dark Illusions

It's been nearly a decade since I first discovered HIM, the gloomy Finnish hard rock band whose brooding, chain smoking lead singer Ville Valo derived much of his lyrical inspiration from poet Charles Baudelaire and author Edgar Allen Poe. I quickly fell i...