Chris Payne

Chris Payne is a music journalist and former college radio music director from New Jersey. He also writes at and blogs at

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Ladytron: Gravity The Seducer | 6 Nov 2011 // 2:00 PM

Ten years into their synth-poppy career, Ladytron's music is still frigid and shows no signs of thawing.

Every Avenue: Bad Habits | 5 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

Well-meaning Midwestern pop-rockers unleash a back-to-school record for the Bamboozle set


Amy Winehouse: The 27 Club and Her Place in Music History | 28 Jul 2011 // 7:00 PM

Though the troubled UK singer seems to fit the bill for rock 'n' roll's fabled 27 Club, Amy Winehouse will almost surely face some resistance.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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