By September 29, 1992, the music called “grunge” was no longer the property of any subculture; between Nevermind, Ten, and the Singles soundtrack, Seattle provided the score for American lives across countless demographic lines. Just two weeks earlier, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden had wrapped up two months on the road with the second annual Lollapalooza… More »
Singles was the second movie written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It’s an amiable rom-com starring Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick, and some say a great movie, but is most notable because it was filmed and set in Seattle, 1991, just as that city’s musical subculture was about to explode.
This week saw the premiere of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s celebreality phenomenon Celebrity Rehab’s third season. It is precisely what its title promises: a reality show “documenting” a group of celebrities’ attempts to recover from substance abuse. A celebrity in her own right, singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield’s first book When I Grow Up: A Memoir dealt considerably… More »