Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sad. Grateful. Determined.

Today, it’s been a week since the terror attacks in Norway. A very close friend of mine was killed at Ut√łya, and a handful of my friends were among the survivors. I wasn’t on the island myself, but I am … Continue reading

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My 25 Favorite Bruce Springsteen Songs

The death last month of Clarence Clemons, the iconic sax player of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has affected me even more than I appreciated at the time. To sit down and listen intensely to Springsteen records wasn’t that much … Continue reading

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My Favorite Pop Culture Podcasts

Last year, I named my favorite political pundits, both as a matter of transparency (so that you would know a little bit about who shapes my opinions on American politics), and as a way to endorse their work. Now, I … Continue reading

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Gaga, Eurovisionary

Writing about it six weeks after its release, I feel way late to the party on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. Not just because six weeks is like an eternity in a world where news cycles are measured in minutes, … Continue reading

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