Hotseat: Aziz Ansari

The whip-smart comedian talks romance in the digital age.

Comedy and Variety
Aziz Ansari has some of the sharpest standup out there right now. Unlike many other comics, the Parks and Recreation star doesn’t just stop at oddball observations, but puts in the necessary bra   More

HotSeat: Eric Utne


Eric Utne founded the Utne Reader, a print forerunner of content aggregation sites such as the Huffington Post, in 1984. The magazine, published bimonthly, pulled in excerpts and reprints from a range of media sources. It's mission is to bring readers "the best of the alternative press."In 2000, Utne walked away from the magazine that still bears his name and took a job teaching at a Waldorf school ...   More
Thursday, February 28, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Irrelevant Interviews: Chain & the Gang's Ian Svenonius

Chain & The Gang is great. Oratory punk rock with politics on sleeve, tongue in cheek and a beat you can dance to. And did I mention Shangra-La style vocal interjections? Yeah. That's right. What else do you need? Really? I got a chance to talk with frontman Ian Svenonius (a.k.a. Name Names) the other day. You may remember him from such bands as Make-Up, Scene Creamers, Weird War and Nation ...   More
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Kat Gardiner

Irrelevant Interviews: The Moondoggies

We are very stoked to present Irrelevant Interviews, Kat Gardiner's new weekly column for LocalCut. The title pretty much tells you what you need to know! -Ed. The Moondoggies are one part harmony, one part crescendo, one part cedar. Hailing from Seattle and taking notes from its folky roots and Alaskan highway dreams, this quartet finds itself at home in the Americana landscape of the Northwest, ...   More
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Kat Gardiner

Irrelevant Interviews: Sea of Bees

Julie Ann Bee (a.k.a. Jules a.k.a. Sea of Bees) is probably the most naturally talented songwriter/musician I have ever met. I know this is a big statement. Huge. Sounds like I'm exaggerating. But I'd put my right hand on the bible and swear on it. When I was first introduced to Sea of Bees via her debut LP, Songs for Ravens, I was impressed—bowled over, even—but remained cynical. ...   More
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Kat Gardiner


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