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Feature: What We Talk About When We Talk About Emo

Feature: What We Talk About When We Talk About Emo

[Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan] Feature: What We Talk About When We Talk About Emo by Chad Jewett In some ways, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by the reaction to Eric Ducker’s article for NPR on the “Emo Revival.” Ducker, and his interviewee Brad Nelson, who actually offers most of the piece’s concrete thoughts...

Feature: The HALF CLOTH Guide to Thanksgiving

Feature: The HALF CLOTH Guide to Thanksgiving

FEATURE: The HALF CLOTH Guide to Thanksgiving by Chad Jewett Thanksgiving has long been odd-man out when it comes to seasonal entertainments. Halloween pretty much adds a dozen movies to the imaginary shelves of what was once your town’s Blockbuster (R.I.P., 2013) every year, especially since movies are a fundamental part of the holiday; Christmas...

Anniversary Records: Jay Z’s ‘The Black Album’

Anniversary Records: Jay Z’s ‘The Black Album’

[Image Courtesy of Def Jam] ANNIVERSARY RECORDS: Jay Z’s The Black Album by Chad Jewett Welcome to Anniversary Records, a column where we reflect on records that meant the world to us way back when, and what they mean to us now. Mid-way through Pusha T’s “Numbers on the Board,” the single best hip hop track of 2013, there’s...

Review: State Faults – ‘Resonate/Desperate’

[Image Courtesy of No Sleep Records] State Faults Resonate/Desperate No Sleep Records, 2013. by Chad Jewett State Faults Resonate/Desperate Before you read too much further here, take another look at the title of State Faults’ newest album, Resonate/Desperate. That slash between the two words implies a relationship, like two figures in an equation; either one...

Wiggins vs. Parker: Round One

[Image Courtesy of USA Today] Wiggins vs. Parker: Round One by Trevor Johnson I have asked my father to recount his memory of the 1979 Bird v. Magic National Title game no less than five times in my life. Luckily, my father has a memory sharper than a sushi knife. He can recall where he...

FEATURE: Imaginary Friends – NBA Edition

[Image Courtesy of the Grio] Feature: Imaginary Friends – NBA Edition by Trevor Johnson I’ve never really been one to make friends with varsity athletes. I guess I knew a few girls on the softball team but beyond that, high school wasn’t a time of me gelling with jocks. College was more or less the...