Category Archive: book reviews

I’ve Finally Found Pop Music and Now I Live In ‘Madonnaland’

I’ve been listening to a lot of Madonna lately. When I tell friends and coworkers this, they act surprised because they know my Titus Andronicus tee-shirt and my affinity for discovering the faces… Continue reading

‘Do Not Sell At Any Price’ Amanda Petrusich is a brilliant reporter, cataloguer, wonderer, and my hero

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 78 record.” Ben hops out of bed, goes to the living room, and turns on the light. He pulls something off the shelf and I put… Continue reading

Reading ‘On Bowie’ and Discovering the Great, Late David Jones

On Bowie is a great love story of our time. Only Rob Sheffield could’ve written a book this wonderful, with such ease about Bowie’s mysticism, his prolific career, and his time on The… Continue reading

Devon Powers Explains, There Is No “New Boss”: There Is No “New” Narrative

Since the last time we spoke, Patrick Stickles “publicly” “attacked” me on twitter about the review I wrote of his show. It was awesome and ended well. I think we’re friends now. (When… Continue reading

What We Can Learn From Chuck Klosterman: Your Favorite Isn’t Always What’s Best

When I was 18, I met Chuck Klosterman. I went to see him do a reading for the paperback release of his book Killing Yourself To Live: 85% A True Story with my best friend… Continue reading

I Like To Go Neck Deep Into The Internet. This Is What I Found This Time: Gaga Feminism

I do this thing, pretty much every day, where I get lost in the Internet. People say I type fast, co-workers mostly, but I’m pretty sure that it’s just the sound of my… Continue reading

David Hajdu Is Wrong: You Can Tell Him I Said So, Re: The White Stripes

Close to two years ago I stumbled upon a book in the Essays section of Kramer Books, easily the greatest independent bookstore on the planet, “Heroes and Villians: Essays on Music, Movies, Comics, and Culture”… Continue reading