Brian Wilson
Features // 5 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 14 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
News // 5 Articles
//Features

Racializing Rock: The '60s and the White Sounds of 'Pet Sounds'
26 Sep 2016 // 9:30 PM

Pet Sounds is not a racist text, but its impact was racist because it further encoded rock as a white genre, perpetuating the institutionalized prejudice that relegated African Americans to the margins of rock.

Why Does the Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' Still Have Its Hold on Us?
15 May 2016 // 10:00 PM

Fifty years on, Brian Wilson’s emotive musings on love, loss, and loneliness have proven to be truly timeless.

//Columns

The End of the Beach Boys' Summer
6 Aug 2013 // 6:40 PM

Then and now, the ethical questions that arise here involve the choice to turn this troubled phase of Brian Wilson's life and career into entertainment.

//Reviews

The Personal Accounts of The Beach Boys Make This Documentary Worthwhile
26 Sep 2016 // 9:45 PM

Classic Albums: Pet Sounds expands the mythos of one musician to an entire group, and in doing so, allows us to see the project in a different, equally compelling light.

'Love & Mercy' and the Dualities of Brian Wilson
15 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM

Operating through a series of simple juxtapositions, Love & Mercy is kept riveting due to the stellar and nuanced performances by Paul Dano and John Cusack.

//Blogs

NYC Randomness: 'Love & Mercy' Panel + 'Skin Wars' Fashion Event
11 Jun 2015 // 6:00 AM

Some photos of Brian Wilson and John Cusack discussing Love & Mercy and of a Skin Wars body-painting fashion show.

The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs
20 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

In addition to his recent album, No Pier Pressure, Brian Wilson is about to have a biopic about him released in theaters. The 12 songs below also form a vivid portrait of his life as a pop genius.

//News

Beach Boy Brian Wilson says biopic ‘Love & Mercy’ gets it right
9 Apr 2015 // 9:24 AM

Brian Wilson has always seen the power of music as something that transcended mere entertainment.

Brian Wilson’s lost ‘Smile’ album finally unearthed, with all the trimmings
4 Nov 2011 // 9:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Beach Boys’ “Smile” is the album that haunted Brian Wilson for four decades. The unfinished Beach Boys work devastated Wilson even though it

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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