Ben Rubenstein
Image: Ben Rubenstein

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

Features // 1 Articles
Columns // 65 Articles
Reviews // 1 Articles

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.

//Mixed media

Of Pillow Forts and Play: Epic Games' 'Fortnite'

// Moving Pixels

"Everybody loves building a fort.

READ the article