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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