Ryan Gillespie
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Bring on the Major Leagues | 25 Jan 2006 // 6:00 PM

When major labels promote indie bands, sucking up the air that truly independent music needs to breathe, will the music stop developing altogether? Will we be stuck with Strokes and Rilo Kiley retreads forever?


Tourists of History by Marita Sturken | 17 Feb 2008 // 3:00 PM

The idea of education as liberation is a poor one; education might allow a critical perspective on cultural practices, but asserting that ironic frame helps an individual grieve, or mourn, or live a richer and fuller life, is a mistake.

Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan: The Golden Years 1962-1978 [DVD] | 1 Aug 2007 // 4:59 PM

An unauthorized two-disc documentary set that features painfully small doses of Dylan himself and lacks insight into the man or his music.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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