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James A. Cosby
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Jim is an attorney and music writer living in Philadelphia. He is currently shopping his manuscript, THE DAWN OF ROCK: THE TRUE STORY OF DEVIL’S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, HILLBILLIES AND AMERICAN SPIRIT (Excerpted on PopMatters: http://tinyurl.com/lcp8qvh, and, below, at “More Features”).

He has previously published several law review articles on the parent-child relationship, and also previously wrote for MusicOMH.com.

Jim can be contacted at JimCosby01@Yahoo.com


Features

Thursday, August 21 2014

Long Live the Beastie Boys: Their Five Most Underappreciated Songs

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


Sunday, April 27 2014

Five Ways 'Animal House' Changed the World

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


Tuesday, February 11 2014

America, Slavery, and McQueen and Tarantino's Two Very Different Movies

12 Years a Slave is every bit as intense as one might imagine, though not completely depressing, whereas Django Unchained aestheticizes its extreme violence.


Tuesday, November 19 2013

Political Incorrectness Gone Good: An Appreciation of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia pushes the boundaries of human decency -- in a good way.


Sunday, November 17 2013

Primal Thrash Therapy? Lessons from the Life of Metallica's James Hetfield

From an odd and tragic childhood, to life as an underground metalhead, to crazy success, James Hetfield has managed a mountain of rage quite well.


Reviews

Tuesday, January 14 2014

Dave Chappelle: 21 December 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

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


Tuesday, September 10 2013

Jay-Z's Philadelphia Experiment: The Budweiser Made in America Festival, 2013

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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