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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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.


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?


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.

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Call for Papers: Threatdowns, Political Beatdowns, and the Stewart/Colbert Affect

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"We got our "news" from these two satirists, and their protégés, Noah and Wilmore, surely hope for such loyalty. What is Stewart and Colbert's legacy? What does the future hold for them -- and us?

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