Survivor

The Reality Competition Show, Deconstructed
June 28, 2013

“Siberia,” the bizarre new series premiering Monday on NBC, is scripted horror drama framed as a reality competition show, which means that it replicates the thumping suspense and quick camera cuts of  “Survivor” and “Fear Factor” and “The Amazing Ra

Where Did the Beach Boys' Sound Come From?
June 08, 2012

A few years before the Beach Boys made their first record, the three brothers who formed the original core of the group sang together in the bedroom they shared in a tract home in suburban Southern California. Close quarters fed close harmony, and Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson taught themselves to emulate the sound of the pre-rock vocal groups—the Four Freshman and the Hi-Lo's, in particular.