From the Archives: Robert Christgau (2002)

Answers From the Dean: Online Exchange with Robert Christgau (August 2002) The second in our hopefully continuing series of online exchanges features Village Voice Senior Editor, Robert Christgau. Thanks to all the readers who sent in questions, to Tom Sawyer for invaluable editorial assistance, and of course to Robert Christgau for answering an astounding number of reader queries (I stopped counting somewhere around 75). On that note, there were, … Continue reading From the Archives: Robert Christgau (2002)

From the Archives: Rick Johnson (2002)

Rick Johnson Is Alive and Well and Living in Macomb By Andrew Lapointe (July 2002) Former rock critic and Creem magazine writer, Rick Johnson, is alive and well. Many followers of rock criticism have wondered where on earth he’s been hiding all these years and what he’s been up to. Turns out he’s living quietly in Macomb, Illinois, where he manages a newspaper and cigar shop, wakes … Continue reading From the Archives: Rick Johnson (2002)

From the Archives: Michael Goldberg (2002)

The Goldberg Variations: Neumu Editor Addicted to Criticism By Barbara Flaska (July 2002) Michael Goldberg has stacked up so many fine achievements that reading through his biography can be alternately humbling and inspiring. He served a long apprenticeship in print publishing, freelancing for many years before ending up, in 1984, as Senior Writer and Associate Editor with Rolling Stone. In 1994, back when the Internet was a fledgling medium, … Continue reading From the Archives: Michael Goldberg (2002)

From the Archives: Nathan Brackett (2002)

Rolling Stone Editor Nathan Brackett Snubs Breakfast Reviews, Predicts Klezmer Kraze By Jason Gross (June 2002) You may not think you know who Nathan Brackett is but trust me, you know his work. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you’ve heard of a magazine calledRolling Stone. Claiming a seven-digit circulation, any release that’s written up in its record reviews section is bound … Continue reading From the Archives: Nathan Brackett (2002)

From the Archives: Deborah Frost (2002)

Rock Criticism as Brain Surgery: Deborah Frost Looks Back By Steven Ward (June 2002) Musician/songwriter Deborah Frost took a little break in the early ’70s from a gig with an all-girl band that lasted until the early ’90s. The drummer of Flaming Youth started writing about rock music for just about every music publication in existence, including the Village Voice and Record, where she wrote some of her best … Continue reading From the Archives: Deborah Frost (2002)

From the Archives: Greg Kot (2002)

It’s the greatest beat in the world: Chicago Tribune Music Critic, Greg Kot By Andrew Lapointe (June 2002)  Greg Kot is the pop music critic at the Chicago Tribune, a beat he’s covered for 12 years now. He entered the field through his love, not just of music, but of newspapers and journalism: the thought of working in the newsroom at a large daily appealed to … Continue reading From the Archives: Greg Kot (2002)

From the Archives: Everett True (2002)

Interview With Everett True By Matthew Fritch (June 2002) Everett True: reviled or revered? Alt-rock’s British lapdog or a critic with a nose for the real stuff, sniffing ahead of the pack? Whatever you think–or may not even know–about True (born Jerry Thackray), here are two important facts that cannot be called into question: He’s a natural-born, talented writer. He was there, and you weren’t. … Continue reading From the Archives: Everett True (2002)