Stephin Merritt
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//Features

The Only Boy in Town: An Interview with Stephin Merritt
5 Mar 2012 // 3:00 PM

After a trilogy of albums that slowly moved away from the synth-based sound that landed him on the map, Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt comes back in full force, and talks to PopMatters about dealing with record companies, the Future Bible Heroes, and introduces us to Hootie, the star of his new album's cover.

//Reviews

Tracey Thorn: Tinsel and Lights
12 Nov 2012 // 4:04 PM

A good holiday album for smart, gentle souls who like fires, sweaters, and evocative songwriting, and who avoid the mall on Black Friday.

Stephin Merritt: Obscurities
21 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

Obscurities hearkens back to a time when Stephin Merritt was being hailed as the next great American songwriter, compared not so much to his contemporaries, but to all-time greats like Berlin, Gershwin, and Sondheim.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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