Mike Opal

Mike Opal has a B.A. in English from Pomona College, which explains a lot about him. He currently writes from South Carolina. Find and, at will, contact this desultory post-grad on twitter, @mike_opal.

Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
//Columns

Robert Christgau Falls From Grace in 'Going into the City' | 8 Apr 2015 // 9:30 PM

We have here the post-apocalyptic wanderer, able to go anywhere because there’s nowhere he belongs.

//Reviews

The Banality of Destiny | 22 Jun 2015 // 9:05 PM

Fateful Ties is exhaustive and exhaustingly catalogued history of the US' aggressively narcissistic relationship with China.

'The Mathematician's Shiva' Is Classically Middlebrow | 21 Oct 2014 // 9:05 PM

There are secret plots, geopolitical rumblings, high-math technical language, and a parrot of interest, but as often as not these things wanly colorize an otherwise monochromatic narrative.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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