This week we talk to Trip Lee about his new hip-hop album, “Rise.” Plus, we fill you in on our Nik Wallenda weekend plans, recap some great racquetball moments, introduce a new segment and respond to your Rob Bell comments from last week. Read More

Katy Perry, global superstar, Super Bowl Halftime Show headscratcher and possible Christian hip-hop copycat, is not exactly the greatest pop star of our time. However, she might just be the greatest Halloween costume wearer of our time because just look at this giant Cheeto. She's leading our unofficial celebrity Halloween costume ranking right now, although honorable mentions must go to Jessica Alba for her Slash costume and baby North West's skunk getup ... Discuss

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon is starting a new music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Recent permit applications indicate that the two-day festival, scheduled for next summer, will sell enough tickets for 25,000 attendees a day, and will feature artists (selected by Vernon) on three different stages. As The Current notes, the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival isn’t the first time the artist and producer has brought music to the region: “Vernon has long been a champion for the Eau Claire area, staying anchored in his hometown and building his April Base studio in the nearby town of Fall Creek" ... Discuss

Global superstar and human s'more Taylor Swift released 1989 this week. Maybe you heard. And while she may have her share of hate, hate, hate, haters, she also has some fans. Enough that Billboard predicts her album will sell a million copies in a week's time. If she does, she'll be history's first artist to pull of an incredible hat trick—three consecutive releases to reach platinum in a week. As a matter of fact, 1989 would be only the nineteenth album to sell a million copies in its first week since people started keeping track of all this. And people say the album format is dead ... Discuss

The erstwhile Boy Who Lived put the "rad" back in "Radcliffe" on Fallon Tuesday, giving a pretty flawless take on Blackalicious' very lyrically complex "Alphabet Aerobics." Fallon continues to be the master of mining celebrities for their hidden talents and, in the case of Radcliffe, that talent is actually pretty impressive. Take it away DJ Daniel ... Discuss

Colony House is Learning to Love the Hard Times

"We have to remind ourselves constantly why we do this." Read More