Tag Archives: Journalism

‘Pop culture is very separate from the art world’

Madonna agreeing to a Pitchfork interview would be news by itself. T. Cole Rachel, who identifies as gay and sounds terrified of a Madonna who threatens him with shots of “really good” tequila if she dislikes his question, gets reflective … Continue reading

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Spock as multicultural hero

Because Spock is one of those pop culture touchstones visible behind every bush but these bushes aren’t in front of my property, I’m looking for good retrospectives. Matt Zoller Seitz, whose obit has a polish that tickles my suspicion (“do … Continue reading

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Why Democrats love getting along

The left likes to play fair. That’s why Howard Dean appears on “Morning Joe” and within two minutes forces me to repudiate what I said in 2004. The guy who said he became interested in foreign policy from reading journals … Continue reading

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‘Yeah, I overindulge’

Danny DeVito: “Yeah, I overindulge,” he says. “Back when we did illegal drugs, I’m the one if you put . . .” He pauses here. He looks up at the sky. Maybe he needs a little help. Is he talking about what would … Continue reading

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LGBT: Making common cause with others for equality

I missed this column when it appeared a few days ago. Jonathan Capehart: The LGBT community must do a better job of making common cause with others seeking equality and freedom from discrimination. Where is the community on immigration? On … Continue reading

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Hack Writing, Pt. 3412

Count the cliches in this story: There are other ways the Bush team thinks the Jeb brand could be unique. His father, George H.W. Bush, governed as a ­free-spending, tax-raising, ­foreign-policy pragmatist, while Jeb Bush aims to offer himself as … Continue reading

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Steve Strange ‘played one instrument: his aesthetic’

Tom Ewing on Steve Strange’s impact: Even now there are arguments in pop about how many producers or songwriters an act can employ before some bogus line of inauthenticity is crossed. Visage were a collision of two existing groups – … Continue reading

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