Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

June 1st, 2010 - 12:55 am § in True/Slant

ROFL: M.I.A.'s response to the New York Times article

OMG! On Sunday, M.I.A. posted da “truff” about that New York Times profile on the blinged-out N.E.E.T. blog. So what is the real truth behind Lynn Hirschberg’s article? Well, it’s not all that different than what Hirschberg wrote – just tossed up on a tacky, borderline-[...]

May 28th, 2010 - 2:10 am § in True/Slant

M.I.A.'s sloganeering: not quite Joe the Plumber

The word “terrorist” pops up seven times in Lynn Hirschberg’s New York Times profile of M.I.A. Within the context of the article, “terrorist” appeared to be something of a default word for M.I.A.: whereas others fill spaces in their sentences with “um” and &[...]

March 17th, 2010 - 11:18 pm § in True/Slant

R.I.P. Big Star's Alex Chilton

The New York Times‘ ArtsBeat blog has confirmed the death of Big Star singer and guitarist Alex Chilton: Alex Chilton, the mercurial if influential rock musician, whose work spanned an eclectic gamut from the soul songs of the Box Tops to the multiple incarnations of his pop band Big Star, has[...]

March 2nd, 2010 - 2:20 pm § in True/Slant

OK Go were right: 'This Too' did pass, new video embed-able

I knew OK Go cemented their names in the viral video history books when one of my professors said their video for “Here It Goes Again” was one of the big events in YouTube history. So, when their original video for “This Too Shall Pass” was blocked from blog embeds, I figured[...]

November 26th, 2009 - 4:03 am § in Perfect Lines

Kuma's Secretly Hearts Emo

I’d heard of Kuma’s Corner for months and have craved their metal-themed hamburgers and pretzel buns for many a month I’ve lived in Chicago. Tonight, I set out for the famous metal bar and was able to snatch a spot before the looming crowd grew larger than the small room had space [...]

November 25th, 2009 - 5:50 pm § in True/Slant

ABC should thank Adam Lambert

A lot has been said about Adam Lambert’s performance on the American Music Awards Sunday night. With all the hubbub of his “racy” performance, what’s most surprising about the entire escapade and commentary in the days since the show is that there is commentary in the days fo[...]

September 25th, 2009 - 9:52 pm § in Perfect Lines

…And I'm All Out Of Bubblegum

Oh, the many wonders of Goggle: [googlevideo=] With all the video sites out there, I tend to forget Google video exists, but they’ve got some great stuff. Like John Carpenter’s They Live, a fantastic cult movie that seems as in[...]

July 20th, 2009 - 12:53 am § in Perfect Lines


Well, I haven’t gotten out to Warped just yet, but even so, it seems that I got the jump on the New York Times with my piece on the whole scrunk thing for The Phoenix. Ok, perhaps that’s a huuuuuge overstatement, but Jon Caramanica did notice the combination of electronics and screamo a[...]

February 17th, 2009 - 11:50 pm § in Perfect Lines


In a good-natured piece in one of the many blogs run by The New York Times entitled, “‘Emo Lincoln’ Gets the Flickr Treatment,” Noam Cohen and Robert Mackey point out how the the following photo of Abraham Lincoln is tagged with the words “emo” and “punkR[...]

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