MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Craig Marks

  1. new york beginnings
    How Total Request Live Created the Boy-Band Boom and Saved MTV (for a While)A history of the show that ate Times Square.
  2. playlists
    How a Hit Rap Song Happens NowThe most influential playlist in music is Spotify’s RapCaviar, which turns mixtape rappers into megastars. And it’s all curated by one man.
  3. The 32 Greatest Talk-Show Hosts Ever, RankedLet’s be clear: If your favorites aren’t on this list, it’s not because we forgot to consider them.
  4. horror week
    Freddy Lives: An Oral History of A Nightmare on Elm StreetDon’t sleep on this.
  5. oral histories
    The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell’sIn the pantheon of important New York City rock clubs — Max’s Kansas City, CBGB, the Bottom Line — Maxwell’s ranks as high as any, even though its legal address is New Jersey.