Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy is a freelance journalist and an old media news junkie.

Features // 13 Articles
Reviews // 26 Articles
Blogs // 49 Articles
//Features

Get Clowned: Donald Trump, the Insane Clown Posse, and Nathan Rabin's Family Dispatch | 1 Nov 2016 // 9:35 PM

"I feel like Trump and his ideology are about punching down... Whereas Insane Clown Posse, they're about punching up."

Laying the Groundwork: An Interview With Saul Williams | 24 Jul 2016 // 10:00 PM

Poet/musician/auteur Saul Williams discusses the influence of Haitian post-apocalyptic art on his music, artist and listener responsibility, and more.

//Reviews

Little Cub: Still Life | 26 Jun 2017 // 2:19 AM

South London's Little Cub craft a debut album that elegantly addresses modern-era woes via a blanket of warm, familiar influences.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree | 14 Sep 2016 // 9:30 PM

Much of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 16th album was created before tragedy struck Nick Cave's family, but that loss permeates through every track.

//Blogs

Requiem for Perfection: R.I.P. iPod Classic | 16 Sep 2014 // 6:00 AM

Last week, Apple answered the question "Why mess with perfection?" by quietly killing off the iPod Classic.

A Strange Invitation: Ranking the Beck Albums | 26 Feb 2014 // 4:00 AM

A coffee house fixture in Los Angeles, Beck nearly got lost in the deluge of alt-rockers with his left-field hit "Loser". Then his follow-up album put him in the category of musical visionary. Ranging from barely-contained chaotic works to seamless masterpieces, here are his ten best efforts.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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