Unhappy Holidays? Conflicts, Contradictions and the Ghosts of Christmas Music Past and Present | 23 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM
How do we reconcile the joyous holiday season with a nagging sensation that it might not be as jolly as it should be?
Is Corporate Sponsorship Now Long-Form Journalism’s Last Hope? | 16 May 2013 // 5:14 PM
How did Red Bull come to support and invest in long-form journalism at a time when this style of writing seemed as doomed as the typewriter, record stores and other art industry phenoms that have been wiped out by the Internet?
Reconsidering the Beatles at Their Psych Height with ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ | 11 Oct 2012 // 5:14 PM
Even with all of the incredibly strong material which continued to stretch out what was possible with pop music, the U.S. version of Magical Mystery Tour is never really given the love it deserves. The album represents not just the height of their psych phase but also the end of it.
Music Journalism Faces Shake-Ups, Shake-Downs and High Tech Show-Downs in 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM
2010 was a time of changes for big publications and known writers plus experiments in new media and technology, as everyone goes on groping for possible solutions within the ever-changing tech world.
There's No Heaven: The Death of John Lennon | 23 Nov 2010 // 3:00 PM
The murder of John Lennon was more than just the end of the Beatles. It was the end of a specific segment of pop culture.
Super Scribing 2009 //28.Jan.10
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Quality Scribing 2009 //27.Jan.10
Bottom of the Barrel 2009 //27.Jan.10
Other Arts 2009 //27.Jan.10
Superior Scribing //8.Jan.09
Super Scribing //8.Jan.09
Quality Scribing //7.Jan.09
Bottom of the Barrel //7.Jan.09
Other Arts //7.Jan.09
Super Scribing //14.Jan.08
Superior Scribing //14.Jan.08
Quality Scribing //13.Jan.08
Bottom of the Barrel //13.Jan.08
Other Arts //13.Jan.08
Nick Lowe: Labour of Lust | 24 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM
Long-awaited reissue of Nick Lowe's second album means you don't pay big bucks on eBay for a classic.
100 Essential Directors - Maya Deren | 31 Aug 2011 // 5:00 AM
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.
Fox News flubs rap & New York Times flubs twitter | 19 May 2011 // 12:53 PM
Writing about writers- perils and revelations | 17 May 2011 // 11:29 AM
More Dates When the Movies Died | 2 Mar 2011 // 2:45 AM
I was inspired to come up with a list of 10 more dates that meant bad news for the film business. Some of them are actually what you'd call mixed blessings and there's a lot more villains to be found.