Author Archives: James Greer

James Greer

About James Greer

James Greer is the author of the novels Artificial Light(LHotB/Akashic 2006) and The Failure (Akashic 2010), and the non-fiction book Guided By Voices: A Brief History, a biography of a band for which he played bass guitar. He’s written or co-written movies for Lindsay Lohan, Jackie Chan, and Steven Soderbergh, among others. He is a Contributing Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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The Time We Recorded “Game of Pricks”

James Greer played bass — somehow — on the classic track from the Guided By Voices album “Alien Lanes.” Continue reading

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Turnover City – A Listicle

Or, eighteen of the things James Greer learned while watching Capital One’s Bowl Week on ESPN over the holidays. Continue reading

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Marking Time

James Greer’s brief history of time, and the instruments that measure it. Continue reading

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Robots!

James Greer glimpses the future at the Media Lab at MIT…and lives to tell the tale. Continue reading

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The Time I (Almost) Defined a Generation

In which James Greer, then a music writer at SPIN, moves in mysterious ways. Continue reading

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Black Hole In My Head: The Science of the Soul

The soul, life after death, out-of-body experiences, reincarnation: modern science proves it’s all bunk…or does it? James Greer investigates some eternal questions. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift and Guys Writing About Music: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Is Taylor Swift being taken too seriously, or are certain music writers just sexist? James Greer investigates. Continue reading

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The Trump Stone

What would future interplanetary paleographers make of America, if the only remaining trace of our culture were this week’s tweets from Donald Trump and Victoria Jackson? James Greer investigates. Continue reading

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