Michael Kaminer


Prime Burger: A Sorry Burger Indeed

By Michael Kaminer

Prime Burger: A Sorry Burger Indeed
It’s a problem when a burger joint can’t make a decent burger.Read More


Forgotten Songwriter of 'Twist and Shout'

By Michael Kaminer

Forgotten Songwriter of 'Twist and Shout'
“Twist and Shout.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Piece of My Heart.” “Brown-Eyed Girl.”Read More


The Dean of Gay Journalism

By Michael Kaminer

The Dean of Gay Journalism
The marketing spiel makes the John C. Anderson Apartments sound like an enviable place to live: Open floor plans, oversized windows, and fully equipped kitchens, all in a happening downtown neighborhood.Read More


I Miss J&R Already

By Michael Kaminer

I Miss J&R Already
Shopping at J&R Music World always felt weirdly haimish.Read More


Rock Journalism and Mick Jagger's Shoes

By Michael Kaminer

Rock Journalism and Mick Jagger's Shoes
When Lisa Robinson name-checks Elton, Mick and Iggy, it sounds completely natural. It should; through four decades, the legendary music journalist has been nearly as pivotal a pop figure as her subjects. Robinson famously introduced David Bowie to Iggy Pop, helped The Clash and Elvis Costello score record deals, and hung out with the Beatles. In great detail, she recounts these and other unbelievable-but-true anecdotes in “There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll” (Riverhead Books), a vivid, richly detailed memoir that functions as a de facto history of rock — and of an edgier, bygone New York.Read More






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