Thursday 2013-06-27, 12:00am
What kind of music makes you dig into yourself? Jeremy Larson traveled to Pittsburgh and connected the dots between enlightenment and drone metal at a class called BLACK YO)))GA. The name is an homage to the group Sunn O))), which I can absolutely appreciate; their music caused me to have an out-of-body experience last year […]
Thursday 2013-06-20, 12:00am
Voting with one’s music-buying dollars at the record store (or, in this case, the Target at Broadway Mall).
Thursday 2013-06-13, 12:00am
Remember the music video? Sure, it’s around (and still causing controversy, sort of!), but gone are the days when it would dominate entire afternoons of multiple basic-cable channels.
Thursday 2013-06-06, 12:00am
The other night a friend reminded me that my first instinct upon hearing about Kurt Cobain’s death (on the radio) was to go downstairs to my dorm’s computer lab and attempt to ferret out further details online.
Thursday 2013-05-30, 12:00am
I ran. I ran so far away. I ran so far away from Mumford & Sons and screeching brides and into the arms of a punk shrine in deep Brooklyn.
Thursday 2013-05-23, 12:00am
If you fall for that old line about gullible not being in the dictionary, it sticks with you for a long, long time.
Thursday 2013-05-16, 12:00am
Holy cow, it’s our 20th issue! And it has debut fiction, a song of the summer, and one of my writing idols!
Thursday 2013-05-02, 12:00am
The debut of our pinball columnist and some memories about the days of malls being seedy (and having actual record stores inside)
Thursday 2013-04-25, 12:00am
Every day, I jostle against other people in physical and non-physical space; viewing a website at the same time as other people, cramming myself into a three-seat bench on a peak-hour train, shouting 140-character opinions on topics important and mundane as others do the same.
Thursday 2013-04-18, 12:00am
If ever there was a week for escapism, this was it; the constant stream of bad news inspired more than one member of my Twitter timeline to dream out loud about diving under their covers and staying there for as long as possible.
Thursday 2013-04-11, 12:00am
It’s springtime, so let’s dust off the cobwebs and talk about music we like. Yes? Yes.
Thursday 2013-04-04, 12:00am
Wrestling, music videos, and class envy, oh my. Plus: It’s time for all of us to fight over the meaning of “hipster.”
Thursday 2013-03-28, 12:00am
Ah, the satisfying pop of a Snapple cap—the memories it brings back, from the sharpness of the salt bagel it accompanied to the satisfying sweetness of its first sip.
Thursday 2013-03-21, 12:00am
Back in the dialup era, February was notorious among the denizens of a bulletin board I frequented; without fail, it would be the month when so many long-simmering disagreements would boil over and catch fire, causing multi-post back-and-forths, resigning of conferences, snipey private-conference messages, and, sometimes, real-life dissolutions of friendships. The story went that even […]
Thursday 2013-03-14, 12:00am
When I was a cheeky, take-no-prisoners music blogger, one of my favorite tags was “lol words,” which I used to spotlight the silly, stupid, and downright horrifying ways that words would be twisted in service of some band or record or what-have-you. I got a lot of mileage out of it, and am a bit sad that my blogging career ended before social media really took off.
Thursday 2013-03-07, 12:00am
This issue is Maura Magazine’s 10th, and it looks at Big Things: American pop idolatry, country radio in New York City, the idea of the “perfect” song, and movies that fall in on themselves because of way too much self-referentiality.
Thursday 2013-02-28, 12:00am
It might be cliché to say it, but man oh man am I happy February is over.
Thursday 2013-02-21, 12:00am
I’m always loath to read stories that have the phrase “a new study” in their first sentence, but those news items pointing to the Halifax Insurance Digital Home Index this week gave me some pause, if only because I thought that its estimate of the current generation of kids spending 25 percent of their lives in front of some sort of screen was pretty low.
Thursday 2013-02-14, 12:00am
In keeping with matters Lenten and Valentine’s-related, this issue focuses on both the sugary and the acerbic.