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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

Wednesday, April 8 2015

Robert Christgau Falls From Grace in 'Going into the City'

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


Reviews

Tuesday, October 21 2014

'The Mathematician's Shiva' Is Classically Middlebrow

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.


Sunday, September 28 2014

NONONO: We Are Only What We Feel

This electro-dance trio wants you to feel human. Easier done than said.


Thursday, September 18 2014

Homeboy Sandman: White Sands

Queens' militant pedagogue teams up with one of London's weirder producers.


Tuesday, September 16 2014

GRMLN: Soon Away

On his third release as GRMLN, Yoodoo Park expands and explores pop-punk's roots.


Thursday, September 4 2014

Hamilton Leithauser: Black Hours

The Walkmen's bandleader becomes big-band bandleader.


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