MONAE, GERRARD, PERRY, HUNTER

Summertime shows reinforce the awesome power of musicNews-watching can get a bit dispiriting at times. So it’s always good to remember that the same species responsible for robocalls, cluster bombs and The Bachelorette also spawned the treble clef and the Fender Telecaster. If there’s anything that gives me hope for the hairless monkey, it’s not …

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Media’s repetitive, rhetorical knives out for Wikileaks leader

What's up with the media chorus on the cornered founder of Wikileaks? "Assange berates U.S. from balcony of Ecuador Embassy," pronounced a Reuters headline from Aug. 19. "Assange berates United States from Ecuador embassy balcony, " echoed CNBC. "_Julian Assange appeared on the first-floor balcony of Ecuador's London Embassy to berate the United States," echoed …

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