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Past articles by Bonnie:

The 10 Best Aretha Franklin Songs

You don't earn the title Queen of Soul without turning in your share of outstanding vocal performances, and Paste has compiled the 10 best songs by Aretha Franklin. → Read More

50 Years the Queen: Aretha Franklin's Seminal Album I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You Hits the Half-Century Mark

When you're the queen of anything for 50 years, your majesty becomes the status quo. → Read More

The 15 Best Christmas Songs, Ranked (Secular Category)

A study of the very best secular Christmas songs of all time. → Read More

The 15 Worst Christmas Songs, Ranked

We named the best, and now it's time to examine the worst songs of the season. → Read More

The 10 Best EPs of 2012

These 10 Best EPs of 2012 prove that size doesn't always matter. → Read More

Arrested Development Review: "Queen B." (Episode 4.10)

Lucille Bluth has always been one of the strongest characters on Arrested Development. → Read More

Arrested Development Review: "Borderline Personalities" (Episode 4.02)

Just two episodes in, it appears as though we'll be getting a whole new crop of recurring gags. → Read More

The Wonder Years: An Oral History

When Alley Mills answers her phone for our first interview, she asks me to hold on a second so she can switch phones in order to sit down. She's on her kitchen landline, she tells me, and I immediately flash back to two images from my childhood. The first is, of course, of Mills as matriarch Norma Arnold on The Wonder Years, answering her kitchen phone, cradling it on her shoulder so as not to… → Read More

Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See

It’s a common misconception that a good Arctic Monkeys album should hit you like a punch to the face. It’s easy to see why one would feel that way — their ferocious 2006 debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not earned its spot in the ‘00s rock canon largely by sounding like the musical equivalent of a bar fight, and their two subsequent LPs both feature their fair share of songs that… → Read More

Bill Hader's 15 Best SNL Sketches

Yesterday Bill Hader announced that he's leaving Saturday Night Live after eight years on the show. → Read More

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

We'll keep poring over footage of these lads and talking about how they changed music—and pop culture as a whole—forever. → Read More

Five Beatles Movies, Ranked and Reviewed

To celebrate the Fab Four's return to the silver screen, we've ranked their five previous efforts, from the trippy and forgettable to the revealing to the downright goofy. → Read More

The 20 Best Albums of 2011 (So Far)

It seems like I was just putting the finishing touches on my Best of 2010 list, but we’ve already had what feels like a solid year’s worth of music over the past six months. If quality records keep landing on our desks at this pace for the rest of 2011, finalizing our year-end lists is going to be a bit of a challenge—one we’ll gladly accept. In the meantime, here are my picks for the 20 best… → Read More

Catching Up With Ezra Furman

It was high time we caught up with Ezra Furman. → Read More

Bonnaroo 2014: Day 1 in Photos

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival kicked off in Manchester, Tenn., on Thursday, and with music going almost around-the-clock and comedy, art installations and campground partying filling in the gaps, there's plenty to report. Check out some highlights from Thursday's shorter first day and the full day on Friday (including a Kanye rant, no less!), and view images from the festival in the gallery by… → Read More

A Conversation with Jim James and Amy Ray

The Indigo Girls' Amy Ray's latest solo album, Lung of Love, dropped last week, featuring collaborators like My Morning Jacket's Jim James. Paste had the opportunity to listen in on a recent phone conversation between Ray and James, where the pair discussed the digital revolution, activism and their Southern roots. → Read More

15 Fictional Music Buffs We Wish Would Make Us A Mix CD

We've got a soft spot for movies and TV shows that feature our fellow music aficionados. → Read More

The Playlist Project: Songs for Spring

What's your go-to album or song for the first warm day of the year? It's finally sunny and warm enough that you don't need a jacket, you can cruise around with the windows down...what's the first thing you think to play? → Read More

The 15 Best TV Shows of 2014 (So Far)

Now that we’re past the halfway point of 2014, it’s time to temporarily rip ourselves away from our Netflix binges and poll our TV writers on their favorite shows of the year so far. This year, there was a clear favorite that wound up being nearly everyone’s number-one pick (we don’t want to ruin it, but you probably don’t have to be Rust Cohle to figure it out). But, in a True Detective-less… → Read More

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Scandalous

The Austin garage soul band has a few tricks up its sleeve → Read More