Read This: Inside the Atlanta strip club that supposedly runs the music industry

Over the last few years, a huge number of urban music’s biggest hits have been chosen by a very small group of tastemakers, all of whom operate in a world of hard-to-parse relationships and big money cash-only spending sprees. The tastemakers are the dancers and DJs at Atlanta’s Magic City strip club, the place that…

The way of Draper: 8-plus pieces of pop culture that Mad Men made possible

Mad Men’s effect on the culture at large goes far beyond the return of mid-century silhouettes in fashion designs and renewed interest in classic mixed drinks. It also goes beyond TV, as its characters’ powers of persuasion reached the screen as well as the stage, and shaped the dramatic discovery of one decade into a…

Magic City: “And Your Enemies Closer”

It seemed pretty clear at the end of last week’s episode that Magic City would be heading in increasingly darker directions as the season finale grows ever closer, but to kick off the proceedings with the dismemberment and disposal of Nicky “Nick the Prick” Grillo? (“Rest in peace, you piece of shit!”) Now that’s what…