Thursday, Jul 23, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Joan Acocella
The New Yorker (27 July 2009)

“If you watch a video of the Jackson 5 performing ‘I Want You Back’, on the Ed Sullivan show, in 1969, you will see that the group’s lead vocalist—Michael, the youngest of the five brothers—was already an A-list dancer at the age of eleven.”


Latest in Music

Is This the Twilight of Blues Music?
— Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune, 28 December 2012)
The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
In an iTunes Age, Do We Need the Record Store?
— Marc Hogan (Salon, 20 November 2011)
The Monoculture Is a Myth
— Steve Hyden (Salon, 10 October 2011)
How Music Changes Our Brains
— Thomas Rogers (Salon, 23 October 2011)
Is Music Tribalism Dead?
— Vanessa Thorpe (The Observer, 24 July 2011)
Daniel Ek’s Spotify: Music’s Last Best Hope
— Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 July 2011)
Ticketmaster: Rocking the Most Hated Brand in America
— Chuck Salter (Fast Company, 21 June 2011)
When Country Was King
— Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson (Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 2011)
40 Noises That Built Pop
— Rhodri Marsden (The Word, 9 July 2011)

Latest in Performing Arts

Ticketmaster: Rocking the Most Hated Brand in America
— Chuck Salter (Fast Company, 21 June 2011)
No Money, Mo’ Problems: Why Even Successful Bands Struggle Financially
— Emily Zemler (Alternative Press, 17 January 2010)
Why Aren't More Blacks in the Audience at Broadway Plays?
— E.R. Shipp (The Root, 11 June 2010)
Renaissance Fair: Lilith Fair Is Back, But Do We Still Need It?
— Shani O. Hilton (The American Prospect, 3 June 2010)
Why Good Theatre Should Never Be Confused with Journalism
— David Hare (The Guardian, 17 April 2010)
Audiences Hate Modern Classical Music Because Their Brains Cannot Cope
— Richard Gray (Telegraph, 20 February 2010)
Can Modern Dance Be Preserved?
— Arthur Lubow (The New York Times Magazine, 5 November 2009)
Old Friends: Irving Wardle on Harold Pinter
— Irving Wardle (Intelligent Life, Autumn 2009)
Jazz Festivals and What They Play There
— John G. Rodwan, Jr. (Open Letters Monthly, September 2009)
The Crafty Art of Alan Ayckbourn
— Terry Teachout (Commentary, September 2009)

//comments
//Blogs

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

READ the article