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Liz Colville
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Liz Colville is a freelance writer and editor for publications including Spinner, Tiny Mix Tapes, Baeble Music, and the music blog Lizzyville. She has previously been a staff writer at Pitchfork and Stylus Magazine and was a founding employee at findingDulcinea, where she was a senior writer and social media coordinator. She lives in Brooklyn.


Columns

Sunday, November 15 2009

What’s More Dangerous on the Web -- Hackers or Hacks?

Content producers have the power to be whomever they want, but if they let themselves be dictated too much by factors like Google, page views, and ad revenue, they end up simply joining a droning, mundane chorus of mediocrity.


Sunday, October 18 2009

Nobody Puts Twitter in a Curation Corner

Twitter has fast become a land of curators. But where does curation go from here, and do we really want it to go there?


Sunday, August 30 2009

The (Indie) Music Industry Is All Right

The media is too preoccupied with the funeral arrangements of the mainstream music industry to celebrate the life that is happening elsewhere.


Sunday, July 26 2009

Teens Don’t Use Twitter (and Why Should They?)

Star intern Matthew Robson’s report on teen Internet use has one key takeaway: for teens, the Internet is fun, and that might be all that it is.


Sunday, June 14 2009

Surfing Alone: Is Digital Technology Destroying Relationships?

On the Internet, we must continually ask ourselves what we are doing, to borrow Twitter's slogan, which sounds at turns like a taunt, a greeting, and an admonishment from God.


Reviews

Monday, September 7 2009

The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis: 11 August 2009 - New York

A powerful trio of female singers created three distinct atmospheres on a hot, humid evening in Central Park.


Sunday, August 16 2009

Kill The Record Labels

The words of people like DJ Lazy K, a grateful and hardworking mixtape creator, illustrate how well underground hip-hop is doing, if the RIAA would just leave them alone.


Wednesday, June 24 2009

Love Will Tear Us Apart by Sarah Rainone

Weddings render even the most peripheral guest nostalgic, but Rainone takes this truth and pushes it to its limits.


Tuesday, May 26 2009

Cat Power: A Good Woman by Elizabeth Goodman

Even at her worst, Cat Power is worthy of attention, a fact she has learned to respect. But it doesn't mean she wanted this book to be written.


Blogs

Tuesday, August 25 2009

Alela Diane: 14 August 2009 - Union Hall, Brooklyn

Three unique women vocalists from Australia, Oregon and Brooklyn carried a night of modern folk music that, as the headlining Alela Diane put it, made sense together.


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