James A. Cosby
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Jim is an attorney and music writer living in Philadelphia. His first book, DEVIL’S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, AND HILLBILLIES: HOW AMERICA GAVE BIRTH TO ROCK AND ROLL, will be published by McFarland & Company, Inc., next year. (Excerpted on PopMatters: http://tinyurl.com/lcp8qvh and below at “More Features”). Jim has previously published several law review articles on the parent-child relationship, and also previously wrote for MusicOMH.com. Jim can be contacted at [email protected]

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Long Live the Beastie Boys: Their Five Most Underappreciated Songs | 21 Aug 2014 // 10:14 PM

PopMatters looks at five Beastie Boys songs that are not only underappreciated, but some of their best.

Five Ways 'Animal House' Changed the World | 27 Apr 2014 // 9:14 PM

Wherever the bar was set for '70s college parties, Animal House took that bar, broke it into kindling, and made a bonfire.


Dave Chappelle: 21 December 2013 - Philadelphia, PA | 14 Jan 2014 // 3:00 AM

Dave Chappelle jokes that Philly, as the birthplace of America, is "the perfect place to end my career".

Jay-Z's Philadelphia Experiment: The Budweiser Made in America Festival, 2013 | 10 Sep 2013 // 3:00 AM

Can the white and non-white, racially progressive, pro-gay rights, middle and lower middle-classes embrace a notion of patriotism as much as any other Americans? Jay-Z thinks so, and for the second year in a row, he was right.

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Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 3 - "Eight Slim Grins"

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"Secret codes, shadowy organizations: is Blindspot piecing together the riddle wrapped in the mystery of the enigma that is Jane Doe?

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