Zach Schonfeld is a writer and former associate editor for PopMatters and a reporter for Newsweek. His writing has also appeared on Rolling Stone, TIME, Consequence of Sound, The Nation, USA Today College, The Rumpus, The Columbia Journalism Review, Paste Magazine, and the Hartford Courant. He can be reached at zschonfeld(at)gmail(dot)com or on Twitter @zzzzaaaacccchhh.
Finding Some Shrink Dust in a Hedge with Chad VanGaalen | 15 Jun 2014 // 8:14 PM
It starts with a dream about his own severed hands running away, and it only gets stranger from there. Welcome to Chad VanGaalen's world.
The Year of the Overnight Release: How Much Time Should a Critic Get? | 14 Jan 2014 // 8:14 PM
Given the anticipation level and lack of pre-release availability, Yeezus offered a perfect test case for the nagging question: How has the model of digital media changed the amount of time music critics spend with the records they’re assessing?
Ava Luna: Infinite House | 26 Apr 2015 // 8:05 PM
Ava Luna's latest is as multilayered and pleasantly bewildering as the "infinite house" where it was recorded.
Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell | 29 Mar 2015 // 8:06 PM
Nearly five years after his last studio effort, Sufjan Stevens brings us a quiet meditation on grief.
Manic Street Preachers: 23 April 2015 - New York (Photos) | 18 May 2015 // 1:00 AM
The Manics' 1994 masterpiece, The Holy Bible, rides again.
Sleater-Kinney - "The Fox" (From My Playlist) | 21 Jan 2015 // 3:00 AM
Here are some reasons why Sleater-Kinney's "The Fox" is the greatest opening to a rock record ever.