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