Entertainment Weekly is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, music, Broadway theatre and popular culture. Different from celebrity-focused publications like Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, EW concentrates on entertainment media news and critical reviews. However, unlike Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, which are aimed at industry insiders, EW targets a more general audience; the first issue was published on February 16, 1990. Created by Jeff Jarvis and founded by Michael Klingensmith, who served as publisher until October 1996, the magazine's original television advertising soliciting pre-publication subscribers portrayed it as a consumer guide to popular culture, including movies and book reviews, sometimes with video game and stage reviews, too.. In 1996, the magazine won the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors. EW won the same award again in 2002. In September 2016, in collaboration with People, Entertainment Weekly launched the People/Entertainment Weekly Network.
The network is "a free, ad-supported online-video network carries short- and long-form programming covering celebrities, pop culture and human-interest stories". It was rebranded as PeopleTV in September 2017; the magazine features celebrities on the cover and addresses topics such as television ratings, movie grosses, production costs, concert ticket sales, ad budgets, in-depth articles about scheduling, showrunners, etc. It publishes several "double issues" each year; the magazine numbers its issues sequentially, it counts each double issue as "two" issues so that it can fulfil its marketing claim of 52 issues per year for subscribers. Entertainment Weekly follows a typical magazine format by featuring a letters to the editor and table of contents in the first few pages, while featuring advertisements. While many advertisements are unrelated to the entertainment industry, the majority of ads are related to up-and-coming television, film or music events; these beginning articles open the magazine and as a rule focus on current events in pop culture.
The whole section runs eight to ten pages long, features short news articles, as well as several specific recurring sections: "Sound Bites" opens the magazine. It’s a collage of media personalities. "The Must List" is a two-page spread highlighting ten things. "First Look", subtitled "An early peek at some of Hollywood's coolest projects", is a two-page spread with behind-the-scenes or publicity stills of upcoming movies, television episodes or music events. "The Hit List", written each week by critic Scott Brown, highlights ten major events, with short comedic commentaries by Brown. There will be some continuity to the commentaries; this column was written by Jim Mullen and featured twenty events each week, Dalton Ross wrote an abbreviated version. "The Hollywood Insider" is a one-page section. It gives details, in the separate columns, on the most-current news in television and music. "The Style Report" is a one-page section devoted to celebrity style. Because its focus is on celebrity fashion or lifestyle, it is graphically rich in nature, featuring many photographs or other images.
The page converted to a new format: five pictures of celebrity fashions for the week, graded on the magazine's review "A"-to-"F" scale. A spin-off section, "Style Hunter", which finds reader-requested articles of clothing or accessories that have appeared in pop culture appears frequently. "The Monitor" is a two-page spread devoted to major events in celebrity lives with small paragraphs highlighting events such as weddings, arrests, court appearances, deaths. Deaths of major celebrities are detailed in a one-half- or full-page obituary titled "Legacy"; this feature is nearly identical to sister publication People's "Passages" feature. The "celebrity" column, the final section of "News and Notes", is devoted to a different column each week, written by two of the magazine's more-prominent writers: "The Final Cut" is written by former executive editor and author Mark Harris. Harris' column focuses on analyzing current popular-culture events, is the most serious of the columns. Harris has written among other topics.
"Binge Thinking" was written by screenwriter Diablo Cody. After several profiles of Cody in the months leading up to and following the release of her debut film, she was hired to write a column detailing her unique view of the entertainment business. If You Ask Me..." Libby Gelman-Waxer was brought in to write his former Premiere column for Entertainment Weekly in 2011. There are four to six major articles within the middle pages of the magazine; these articles are most interviews, but there are narrative articles as well as lists. Feature articles tend to focus on movies and television and less on books and the theatre. In the magazine's history, there have only been a few cover stories devoted to authors. There are seven sections of reviews in the back pages of each issue (together enc
NHL 2K7 is an ice hockey video game made by 2K Sports, published on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 consoles. It features San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton on its cover. Bob Cole and Harry Neale return from NHL 2K6 to provide commentary. David Vyborny appeared on the cover of the PS2 version in the Czech Republic. New features in the game include improved animations that are geared towards skating. 2K7 includes a new gameplay setting called "Cinemotion". This feature uses close up camera angles as well as dramatic music to capture the intensity of the game; the game was the first ice hockey simulation to be made for the PlayStation 3. The game received "generally favorable reviews" on all platforms except the PlayStation 2 version, which received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. NHL 2K NHL 2K7 at MobyGames Official Website
Live Mud is the first live album released by Mudhoney. It was recorded live in Mexico City in 2005 by Brett Eliason. Only 500 vinyl copies were made. "Mudride" "The Straight Life" "I Saw the Light" "No One Has" "Our Time Is Now" "Touch Me I'm Sick" "On the Move" "Suck You Dry" "Hard-on for War" "In & Out of Grace" "Hate the Police"
Digital Garbage is the tenth studio album by the Seattle, Washington based band Mudhoney. It was released on September 19, 2018; this is their seventh studio album release on Sub Pop. Digital Garbage received positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, they assign a "weighted average" score out of 100 to reviews and ratings from mainstream critics, the album received a Metascore of 75, based on 17 reviews. Allmusic's Mark Deming affirmed that "Digital Garbage isn't quite Mudhoney's Great Protest Album, but as a reaction to a chaotic and divisive time, it's powerfully eloquent in its own grimy way, it shows they can still sound like nothing but themselves without being tethered to the past. Come for the rage on Digital Garbage and stay for the rock. Both feel intense and purifying."Allmusic chose it as one of their favorite rock albums of 2018, Mojo listed it No. 55 on its list of top 75 albums of 2018. All tracks written by Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters, Guy Maddison. Mark Arm – vocals/guitar Steve Turner – guitar/vocals Dan Peters – drums Guy Maddison – bass Digital Garbage on Subpop.com Mudhoney official website
The Dicks Hate the Police
"The Dicks Hate the Police" is the debut release and 7" single from the American hardcore punk band The Dicks, released in 1980. The record was released on the band's own Radical Records imprint. In 1989, Mudhoney covered the track on the Boiled Beef & Rotting Teeth EP, being released as a single as well soon after and becoming a staple of their live gigs; the Dicks Hate the Police Lifetime Problems All Night Fever Gary Floyd – Vocals Glen Taylor – Guitar Buxf Parrot – Bass, vocals on "All Night Fever" Pat Deason – Drums
Piece of Cake (album)
Piece of Cake is the third studio album by the grunge band Mudhoney. Recorded and released in 1992, it was their first album released through Reprise Records, it features several songs, such as "Suck You Dry", "Blinding Sun", "Acetone", that are featured in Mudhoney's live setlist. Released at the peak of grunge, a genre Mudhoney had helped create, the band and Piece of Cake did not get any special notice, commercially or critically. However, Piece of Cake did sell over 150,000 copies on its initial release. Reprise reissued this album bundled with the E. P. Five Dollar Bob's Mock Cooter Stew and the B-Sides from the album singles in 2003. "" – 0:38 "No End in Sight" – 3:34 "Make It Now" – 4:25 "When in Rome" – 3:55 "" – 0:25 "Suck You Dry" – 2:34 "Blinding Sun" – 3:39 "Thirteenth Floor Opening" – 2:31 "Youth Body Expression Explosion" – 1:59 "I'm Spun" – 4:04 "" – 0:40 "Take Me There" – 3:32 "Living Wreck" – 3:30 "Let Me Let You Down" – 3:57 "" – 0:29 "Ritzville" – 2:38 "Acetone" – 4:15 "" – 0:38 "No End in Sight" – 3:34 "Make It Now" – 4:25 "When in Rome" – 3:55 " – 0:25 "Suck You Dry" – 2:34 "Blinding Sun" – 3:39 "Thirteenth Floor Opening" – 2:31 "Youth Body Expression Explosion" – 1:59 "I'm Spun" - 4:04 "" – 0:40 "Take Me There" – 3:32 "Living Wreck" – 3:30 "Let Me Let You Down" – 3:57 "" – 0:29 "Ritzville" – 2:38 "Acetone" – 4:15 "Over the Top" – 2:35 * "King Sandbox" – 2:43 ** "Baby o Baby" – 3:45 ** "In the Blood" – 3:08 *** "No Song III" – 4:11 *** "Between Me & You Kid" – 3:38 *** "Six Two One" – 2:34 *** "Make It Now Again" – 4:35 *** "Deception Pass" – 2:54 ***/*/** "Underide" – 2:07 ***/** appeared as a B-Side to "Suck You Dry" ** appeared as a B-Side to "Blinding Sun" *** appeared on the E.
P. "Five Dollar Bob's Mock Cooter Stew" Mark Arm - vocals, organ, slide guitar, piano Steve Turner - guitar, key bass, banjo, vocals Dan Peters - drums, vocals Matt Lukin - bass guitar, vocals
Touch Me I'm Sick
"Touch Me I'm Sick" is a song by the American alternative rock band Mudhoney. It was recorded in March 1988 at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio with producer Jack Endino. "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released as Mudhoney's debut single by independent record label Sub Pop on August 1, 1988. The song's lyrics, which feature dark humor, are a sarcastic take on issues such as disease and violent sex; when it was first released, "Touch Me I'm Sick". The distorted and fuzzy guitars, snarling vocals, blunt bass line and energetic drumming contributed to a dirty sound that influenced many local musicians, helped develop the nascent Seattle grunge scene. According to Allmusic, "the song's raw, primal energy made it an instant anthem which still stands as one of all-time classics". According to Mudhoney vocalist Mark Arm, "Touch Me I'm Sick" originated from a discussion with Sub Pop owner Bruce Pavitt, who "said:'Hey, you sing about dogs. You sing about being sick. You got a shtick, it'll take you to the top.'
And he gave us five chords, but he said don't use more than three within one song." Arm states that "Touch Me I'm Sick" was a catchphrase around which the band built a song. Mudhoney recorded the song at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording studio in March 1988, three months after the band's formation. Producer Jack Endino was surprised by how noisy the sessions were and how dirty the band wanted the guitars to sound. Guitarist Steve Turner said. "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" was to be the A-side of the single and "Touch Me I'm Sick" the B-side before, in drummer Dan Peters's words, "that all got flipped around". "Touch Me I'm Sick" has a straightforward garage punk structure with a simple repeating power chord riff played at a high tempo. This is accompanied by frenetic drumming; the song's dirty sound was produced using an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff distortion pedal, augmented by a second guitar providing more distortion. Music writer Brian J. Barr referred to this noisy sound as "the sonic equivalent of an amplified comb scraping against paper".
Critics have noted a Stooges influence in "Touch Me", typical of Mudhoney's early material. Turner said: "In retrospect, it's The Yardbirds"Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' by way of The Stooges"Sick of You'. At the time I was trying for the stuttering R&B guitar of The Nights and Days." The song is reminiscent of the hardcore punk of Black Flag. In his book Loser: The Real Seattle Music Story, Clark Humphrey accuses the song of being a copy of "The Witch" by The Sonics; the band have dismissed this claim, questioned the writer's knowledge of music. Arm's lyrics, according to critic Steve Huey, are a rant about "disease, self-loathing and dirty sex". In an essay called "'Touch Me I'm Sick': Contagion as Critique in Punk and Performance Art", Catherine J. Creswell suggests that some of the lyrics refer to AIDS. According to Creswell, "In declaring'Well, I'm diseased and I don't mind' and changing the final refrain to'Fuck Me, I'm Sick!' the speaker declares himself to be the viral,'AIDS-bearing,"polluting' person of contemporary fantasy".
Creswell, who believes the song parodies the theme of seduction in contemporary rock music, points to lyrics that refer to impotence and violent possession or forcing. However, Arm says. Another feature of "Touch Me I'm Sick", commented upon is Arm's vocals. Huey refers to them as a "hysterical screech", "snarling, demonic howls". Journalist Joe Ehrbar says that Arm begins the song with a "burp", before singing with a "nasally howl". Creswell considers Arm's "overboard" vocals to mock a variety of rock stereotypes: the punk snarl, the "woozy slur" of hard rock, garage rock "yea-ahs", R&B-style wails and a "Jerry Lee Lewis shudder". "Touch Me I'm Sick" was released on August 1988, as a 7" vinyl. It was Mudhoney's debut release. Sub Pop released 800 clear coffee-brown vinyl copies, 200 black vinyl copies and a few assorted vinyl color copies of the single; the limited release numbers were inspired by Amphetamine Reptile. Sub Pop owners Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman reasoned the limited supply would increase demand, utilized different colors of vinyl in order to rationalize further limited pressings and to increase the single's allure as a collectible item.
The record, which came in a white paper bag without a picture sleeve, had an inscription on the A-side: "What does the word'crack' mean to you?". The B-side sticker featured the toilet picture that became the cover art of the sleeved second edition of the single. According to Pavitt, "It was just a limited edition, maybe 800 pieces, but people all over America started raving about it. People that we respected." The single was an indie hit in Seattle, "Touch Me I'm Sick" became Mudhoney's most recognizable song. When asked in an interview about the sales figures of the single, Turner replied, "The first 1,000 3,000 of the reissue it was out of print for a while; the single's success caught the band by surprise. "Touch Me I'm Sick" and B-side "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" were included on the Mudhoney compilation albums Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (1990