Scott D. Elingburg is software analyst and freelance writer. His work has appeared in the South Carolina Review, the Southeast Review, Wide Awake Press Anthologies, MetroBeat (formerly Creative Loafing), Charleston Style and Design, and several other publications. Currently he is the book reviews editor and regular contributor at the pop culture website, Stereo Subversion. He’s not much of a fisherman, but he does live in Charleston, SC with his wife, daughter, and two cats. Follow him on twitter @staticonthehifi.
Monday, February 13 2012
What the Spice Girls had, at the risk of sounding errantly uncool, was magical. It helped teenaged girls define themselves and their world; jump-started teenage boys’ libidos; provided common listening ground for parents and kids; and, best of all, encouraged exuberant positivity -- something sorely lacking from our hollow, joyless decade.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
For all of her meticulous research and personal communications with fans, Sanrio employees, authors, and others, Christine Yano does an exceptional job of mining the Hello Kitty multiverse.
Thursday, April 11 2013
Rouse has settled in, it seems, and found a way to encapsulate all the dichotomies of life, making them work within the confines of a three-minute pop song.
Monday, April 1 2013
What might have been an ending to the band instead sounds like both a new beginning and a follow-on to their great work.
Friday, March 15 2013
The Thermals are one of those rare bands we should never take for granted, never underestimate, and never deny.
Wednesday, March 6 2013
Dario Argento's mixture of hyper-visual imagery, fetishistic violence, and unbridled suspense cannot be easily replicated -- nor can it be easily explicated.