1. Leee Black Childers

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    April 7, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “During the early 1970s, he focused on his stage-management of Andy Warhol’s 1971 London stage production, Pork at Camden’s Roundhouse, …
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  2. On the “Greater Mysteries Contained Within”

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    April 6, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “Critics write about pop music because many of them actually love it, and even when they don’t, they want to …
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  3. Pop as Self-denial

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    April 5, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “I’ve long suspected that those who rail most vehemently against the banalities of mainstream pop do so because they can’t …
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  4. Pop as a Sickness

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    April 5, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “People sometimes ask why a serious, well-educated, intellectual fellow such as me wastes his time and enthusiasm on the most …
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  5. On the “Pernicious Rise of Poptimism”

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    April 4, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “Poptimism now not only demands devotion to pop idols; it has instigated an increasingly shrill shouting match with those who …
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  6. Friday 8 (4/4/14)

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    April 4, 2014 by sw00ds

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    1. Fuzzy, “Flashlight” – One of those “there-are-a-million-other-punks-songs-just-like-this-and-none-of-them-are-bad” type of songs. 2. Zombies, “She’s Not There” in commercial for Coco Mademoiselle …
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  7. On the Firing of Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly

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    April 3, 2014 by sw00ds

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    Matt Zoller Seitz mourns the loss and assesses the damage: What really depresses me about Owen’s firing isn’t just that …
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