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April 2nd, 2010 - 1:24 am § in True/Slant

In defense of music criticism

Steve Almond wrote a little diatribe raging against music criticism for The Boston Globe a couple weeks ago. I say “little” because his argument is just that: Weak, narrow-minded, short-sighted… All of these things and more. For an author/journalist whose work I’ve enjoyed w[...]

December 6th, 2009 - 3:52 pm § in True/Slant

When a correction becomes the Public Enemy

Usually, newspaper corrections tend to fly under the radar. They appear in the paper days after the initial article with the mistake in question was published. By that time, most readers have most likely forgotten about the mistake and/or article and have moved on. That’s not the case with Ake[...]

November 28th, 2009 - 4:01 pm § in True/Slant

Pricey Pixies Tickets, or Can Critics Complain About Concert Costs?

It’s been well over a week since Jim DeRogatis reviewed the first night of The Pixies’ three-night Doolittle retrospective at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. DeRogatis caused quite a stir among Pixies fans with statements like: …it’s hard to consider them anything but a cyni[...]

November 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm § in True/Slant

Hugging hatred and homophobia making headlines in Buffalo

The Economy. Afghanistan. Men hugging. These are some of the problems facing our country today. Wait… guys hugging? Oh yes. Just ask The Buffalo News opinion columnist Doug Routt. His most recent “article,” “Guys should stick to shaking hands,” must be read to be believ[...]

August 14th, 2009 - 12:03 pm § in Perfect Lines

Say What?

I stumbled upon this on the net: my article on scrunk. Though it wasn’t the one the Boston Phoenix published, but Oakland’s East Bay Express. Which is all a bit odd. I don’t necessarily mind that the paper is using my article – in fact, I’m flattered that they would cho[...]



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