Michael Jackson - Invincible album artwork

Michael Jackson: The Shelf-Life of the Muse

written by: Brian Anderson on January 6, 2011

In no other area of the arts is the creativity of its practitioners so fleeting as of those who create music. Writers, visual artists, filmmakers, photographers all watch their skills diminish within their lifetimes, but seldom become parodies of themselves.

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Warren Zevon - Exciteable Boy album artwork
I heart feminism graffiti stencil

Top Ten Feminist Songs Performed by Males

written by: David B. Anthony on January 4, 2011

Writing a feminist song is no easy task. Small contingents of male artists have advocated women in one way or another, and the following have created awe-inspiring works in the process.

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Converge - Jane Doe vinyl record
mumford and sons - barbershop band portrait
Kanye West - Runaway album artwork

A Toast to all the Assholes

written by: Cody Prentiss on December 7, 2010

Kanye West has become known for his many outbursts and shenanigans. In his latest single, “Runaway,” he doesn’t deny it.

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Apologies I Have None - Sat in Victory Park on the shelf

Apologies Unnecessary

written by: David B. Anthony on December 6, 2010

There are few things as beautiful as a band’s self-released debut 7”.

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Dealta Spirit at Metro Chicago in December

Delta Spirit at Metro Chicago on December 4, 2010

written by: Kris Bass on December 5, 2010

A fresh coat of snow welcomed Southern California’s Delta Spirit to the Metro Saturday night. Despite the weather, they seemed right at home. The band was in full swing, showcasing their unique blend of indie revival-style rock. They injected energy from the start, pounding on two sets of drums as they burst into “John Henry” […]

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Portrait of Jim Jones
Gauntlet Hair portrait
The Social Network - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

The Social Network Strikes a Chord

written by: Taylor Brennan on November 22, 2010

If films can be thought of as individual notes coming together to make one sound, only every once in a great while would we hear a chord as perfect as “The Social Network.”

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