Sean McCarthy

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

Features // 13 Articles
Reviews // 25 Articles
Blogs // 49 Articles

Get Clowned: Donald Trump, the Insane Clown Posse, and Nathan Rabin's Family Dispatch | 1 Nov 2016 // 8:35 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 // 9:00 PM

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


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree | 14 Sep 2016 // 8:30 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.

Blackalicious: Imani | 1 Nov 2015 // 7:05 PM

Blackalicious's first album in 10 years (part 1 in a trilogy) is an unflinching look at family dynamics. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the genre of dad-rap.


Requiem for Perfection: R.I.P. iPod Classic | 16 Sep 2014 // 5:00 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 // 3:00 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

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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