Ryan Reed
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Ryan Reed is an Adjunct English Professor, English Department Graduate Assistant, and freelance music critic/journalist with degrees in English and Journalism. In addition to serving as an Associate Music Editor/Music Writer with PopMatters, he contributes reviews, feature stories, and other work to Billboard, Paste, American Songwriter, Boston Phoenix, Relix, Blurt, Metro Pulse, Cleveland Scene, and a handful of others. If you want to contact him for any reason, send an e-mail to rreed6128[at]hotmail.com.

Features // 7 Articles
Reviews // 58 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

Cellos, Peaches, Cool Cufflinks: An Interview with Ra Ra Riot's Alexandra Lawn | 24 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Recording their album in a peach field, unleashing secret Genesis influences, and more: speaking to PopMatters, Ra Ra Riot's Alexandra Lawn spills all about the recording of the group's acclaimed new album The Orchard ...

Coming Full Circle (Accidentally): An Interview with Kevin Drew & Charles Spearin | 2 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

What is currently one of the most sprawling, dynamic indie-rock bands out there once started as a series of small bedroom recordings between Broken Social Scene members Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin. PopMatters talks to both of them about their beginnings ...

//Reviews

St. Vincent: 22 May 2012 - Knoxville, TN | 7 Jun 2012 // 11:20 PM

Though it could be the coldest performance I've ever witnessed, it also might be the most beautiful.

Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action at a Distance | 4 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Though Spooky Action does find guitarist-vocalist Lockett Pundt carrying over some of his more song-like sensibilities from Deerhunter, he's still far more committed to reverb than hooks.

//Blogs

Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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