Ben Rubenstein
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Ben is a writer, editor and partly reformed music snob living near Boston. He has a website, like everyone else.
 
 
 

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//Features

Windtalkers: Chicago's own finally going for the almighty dollar. | 31 Jul 2006 // 8:00 PM

Some of the artists living the life talk about Chicago's rap scene. Plus, PopMatters names the top 10 Chicago hip-hop up-and-comers.

//Columns

When Kendrick Lamar Hits NPR, We All Win | 16 Dec 2014 // 9:30 PM

When everyone feels they can be an expert, how do you reassert your ownership over a topic? By waiting for its crossover moment.

Dirty Diapers Don't Scare Me Nearly as Much as the Wiggles Do | 8 Jul 2014 // 9:30 PM

Parenthood comes with a lot of change, and a lot of decisions to be made, including this one: What’s your musical strategy?

//Reviews

Jill Cohn: Seven Year Surrender | 7 Jul 2005 // 6:00 PM

The kind of album that can make even the most hardened cynic think twice before issuing judgment.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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