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David Berman Could Never Be Forgotten — No Matter How Hard He Tried to Disappear

In an email a couple of months ago, the poet and musician David Berman wrote to me about the recent re-issue of his one and…

Why Do Bands Only Seem to Write Sad Songs About Superman?

“Truth, justice and the American way!”  That’s Superman’s whole deal, right? He’s supposed to be a bright, sunny and most of all hopeful character. Yet…

Enya Has Been the Song of the Summer for 30 Years

Is there ever a definitive “song of the summer,” or is that label just one more premise for the debate over which music truly matters?…

Scorching Hot Summer Take: Every Song of the Summer Sucks Ass Now

Every year there are a slew of contenders for song of the summer, a jam allegedly so viral that it permeates culture to the point…