Justin Cober-Lake

Justin Cober-Lake lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, kids, and dog. His writing has appeared in a number of places, including Stylus, Paste, Chord, and Trouser Press. His work made its first appearance on CD with the release of Todd Goodman's first symphony, Fields of Crimson. He's recently co-founded the literary fly-fishing journal Rise Forms.

Features // 19 Articles
Columns // 9 Articles
Reviews // 334 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

Now Hear This!: mewithoutYou [Philadelphia, PA] | 18 May 2010 // 5:00 PM

It's unlikely that a post-hardcore band that transformed into an indie-pop act while filling out its complex religious and philosophical traditions would have made the best album of 2009.

Three Days, Forty Years, Six Discs | 16 Aug 2009 // 4:59 PM

It's the enticing performances of the smaller acts -- and not the explosions of the big ones -- that made Woodstock such a singular event.

//Columns

'Spirits Rejoice!' Takes a New Look Into an Old Tradition | 25 Aug 2015 // 2:00 AM

Scholar Jason C. Bivins thinks through more difficult aspects of the relationships between jazz and American religions, while at the same time examining the permeability of both.

Little Punk Babies | 24 May 2007 // 6:00 PM

As Evelyn McDonnell's new book illustrates, motherhood should be neither something done on the side, nor something that pushes everything else away, and it's that balance that our culture and government can be striving for.

//Reviews

John Darnielle's 'Universal Harvester' Holds a Mystery Within a Mystery | 7 May 2017 // 9:45 PM

Universal Harvester isn't what it looks like, but part of the fun and force come in finding out what it really, maybe is.

Gary Clark Jr.: Live/North America 2016 | 3 May 2017 // 4:14 AM

Gary Clark Jr. continually sharpens the core of what he does without losing the musical curiosity that makes him an engaging artist.

//Blogs

Leland Sundries - 'Music for Outcasts' (album stream) (premiere) | 2 Jun 2016 // 4:23 AM

Leland Sundries return with more folk rock awesomeness on their new album, Music for Outcasts.

Azure Blue Harkens Back to the '80s with "Seasons" | 7 Feb 2012 // 3:15 AM

Performing as Azure Blue, Tobias Isaksson looks back to the 1980s for much of his sound on his new release Rule of Thirds.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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