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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 27th, 2009 - 11:04 pm § in True/Slant

The Best Overlooked Albums Of The Aughts

The new year is almost here, and with it comes a maelstrom of “End of the Year Lists.” Here on Ex-Spectator, I’ll be rolling out a few “End of the Year”/”End of the Decade” lists. Today’s list: The Best Overlooked Albums of the Aughts. A while back I started an ongoing feature called[...]

December 8th, 2009 - 6:46 pm § in Perfect Lines

College Student Needs To Pay Attention In History Class

The Indiana Daily Student‘s Cory Barker recently put out his “Best of the Decade” list on emo. Fine enough. Except that he begins with this little quote: Before 2000, we’re pretty sure that the word emo didn’t even exist. What? No need to really delve into this, but shouldnR[...]

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[...]

July 16th, 2009 - 1:03 am § in Perfect Lines

A Brief Scribe on Scrunk

The behind-the-scenes (or rather, behind-my-thoughts) on the Boston Phoenix piece I did on scrunk and Warped Tour is still to come, but consider this a little preview. A lots been said online since the piece went on the net about scrunk/crunkcore and its impact on Warped Tour, which isn’t to [...]

March 12th, 2009 - 10:55 pm § in Perfect Lines

America Is Just A Word: The Book

Last night, Public Enemy’s Chuck D dropped some knowledge at Harvard. Among the many insightful and brilliant things D had to say, one struck me in particular: “People need to write books. People need to write more books, now, more than ever. Write books and the cream will rise to the to[...]

December 31st, 2008 - 4:05 pm § in Perfect Lines

9 Things To Look Forward To in 2009

2008 is almost gone as the New Year will arrive in a matter of hours (or it may have already arrived depending on when you read this). So, in anticipation for the number of times I’ll forget to put “2009″ on whatever documents need a proper year, here’s a little listing of 9 [...]



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