Max McGowen is a neurotic, hormonal and overbearing editrix who is currently studying legislative affairs at The George Washington University. When he is not yelling at people about misplaced words or serial commas, he can be found reading the latest issue of Travel and Leisure and dreaming about his future life sipping mojitos on the beach in Malibu. For now he is content with receiving little to no sleep.

115 posts by max


Sex Pistols Fragrance Hits U.S. Shores

September 1, 2010 | By max

The Sex Pistols’ latest attempt to get up people’s noses comes in the form of their own branded perfume. While fragrance launches from music stars like Britney Spears, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Avril Lavigne have become commonplace, it’s still an eyebrow-raising move from the legendary punk band, which has been better-known for making cash from […]


Paris Hilton arrested for cocaine possession

August 28, 2010 | By max

Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas Friday night for cocaine possession.

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Highway jam enters 9th day, spans 62 miles

August 25, 2010 | By max

Traffic authorities were still struggling to cope with days-long congestion on a major national expressway, nine days after traffic slowed to a snail’s pace, and nearby residents are profiting on the latest traffic snarl by overcharging drivers for food.

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MGMT dazzles Maryland with psychedelic performance

August 16, 2010 | By max

Electrifying screens with acid-trip psychedelic visuals zooming in and out of focus, a band so high on energy it seemingly got lost in its own momentum and a raucous crowd defined Saturday’s MGMT show at Merriweather Post Pavilion.


Linkin Park talk risky new single

August 12, 2010 | By max

‘We wanted a track that represented where the album was going to be and how it was going to work,’ says bassist Phoenix Farrell.

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Ohio churchgoers, strippers protest each other

August 10, 2010 | By max

Both men agree it is classic sinners versus saints.

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Local Natives hits the bar, then raises it again

August 9, 2010 | By max

It began with a benign four-minute ferry ride through calm waters to a little-trafficked landmass in the Upper New York Bay, but Saturday night at The Beach on Governors Island proved to be anything but gentle.

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Sarah McLachlan mixes old and new at Lilith Fair

August 4, 2010 | By max

Sarah McLachlan’s performance Tuesday night at the Merriweather Post Pavilion was a curious mix of opportunities.

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Good Charlotte signs with Capitol, sets release date

July 22, 2010 | By max

Veteran pop-punk outfit Good Charlotte has announced an Oct. 26 release date for its fifth album, Cardiology.


Lady Gaga fans counteract Westboro protesters

July 20, 2010 | By max

Lady Gaga urged fans to ignore the anti-gay demonstration, but many showed up with signs of their own.