Category Archives: Memoir


The Hippie Angel

Robert Burke Warren’s Yuletide of death, porn, and a hippie angel. Continue reading

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Serving Time In Sonic Youth

You’ve seen Renaissance man and esteemed guest Weekling Richard Edson onscreen in Do the Right Thing, Platoon, Stranger Than Paradise, and dozens of other films, but you probably don’t know he was the original drummer in seminal NYC post-punk noise mavens Sonic Youth. In this fascinating slice of life, he shares his riveting account of being a participant in several crucial music movements at once. The arty, funky, early 80s East Village lives again! Continue reading

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My Rock & Roll Paris

I was in the land where the creators are revered; Paris greets artists with an affection so strong it gives an energy boost, life force, enabling one to go back to the blank space with faith, with no fear. And indeed, I was not afraid. I was the opposite of afraid. Continue reading

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43 Things I’d Talk About If You Took Me Out Today For My 43rd Birthday

Today is my birthday. Here are some random thoughts, most of them not birthday related, which you should read because hey, it’s my birthday. Also: there are jokes. Continue reading

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Excerpt from Jeff Ragsdale’s “All I Need is Plutonium”

A refreshingly insensitive look at being drunk, high, gun-toting, and arrested. Continue reading

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My Audition for the Ramones

Music editor Robert Burke Warren takes us back to his 1989 audition for The Ramones. Continue reading

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Over/Under the Volcano

When it comes to alcohol, as soon as you stop feeling the pain, it’s because you’re no longer feeling much of anything. Continue reading

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So Good It Hurts: On Choosing Music for “Revenge of the Mekons”

The director of the critically acclaimed documentary “Revenge of the Mekons” gives a rare inside look at the painstaking task of choosing songs for a music documentary. Continue reading

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Prisons In America: Incarceration as Political Philosophy

In the second installment of this 2-part series, Sean Beaudoin and Meg Worden discuss the prison system in America, looking at the Prison Industrial Complex as a highly intentional system of control, as well as a rarely-examined political philosophy. Continue reading

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