Literature

Real Life Rock by Greil Marcus

Relatively speaking, rock criticism is still new. Pitchfork’s been around for less than two decades; Rolling Stone is nearing 50. And most of the first wave of rock critics have either moved on to other…

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Literature

The Who: 50 Years of My Generation

Back some 40-odd years ago, The Who were the loudest rock band in the biz and one of the best. They were four highly talented musicians, taking some of the most introspective and well-crafted songs…

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SPORTS

Jays in 2015 Recap

You know, it wasn’t really supposed to end like this. With Josh Donaldson at bat, the tying run some 90 feet from home plate, game six of the American League Championship Series. But as a…

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Literature

M Train by Patti Smith

There isn’t anyone really quite like Patti Smith out there. As a musician, she’s almost without peer: by the sheer power of her ambition and ability, she was one of the few women to rise…

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Literature

A Safe Girl To Love

Back in the day, I read McSweeneys all the time. Not just the features or short stories, but even the web-only stuff, like their annual column contest. It’s been years since I even visited the…

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