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The Hippie Angel

Robert Burke Warren’s Yuletide of death, porn, and a hippie angel. 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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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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End of Summer (Camp) with a Bat, a Cat and a Clown

A super-sized sampling of Adam West, Cesar Romero and (especially) Julie Newmar is precisely what our ailing world needs right about now. Continue reading




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John Sebastian and the Younger Generation, 2015

Amanda Nazario takes us along as she gets to see and meet one of her musical idols, the legendary John Sebastian. Despite the show being in a tiny Boston club with a noisy kitchen, iPhone wielders, and an irritating waitress, Nazario’s superfan heart illuminates the under-appreciated genius in his well-deserved glory. Continue reading




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WannaBowies: The Top Twenty Bastards of Bowie

David Bowie, like the Beatles and Bob Dylan, long ago achieved the status of adjective. For Monday Rock City, Robert Burke Warren lists the Top Twenty Bowie Bastards, i.e. the most Bowie-esque soundalikes, stretching from the 70s to the ‘aughts. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, David must be feeling pretty special right about now. Continue reading




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Are You Beach Body Ready?

This summer, Protein World asked women if their bodies were ready for the beach. Chloe Pantazi responds with an essay about the world of advertising, body-shaming, and wearing bikinis. Continue reading




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Hasten Down the Wind: Adventures in Babysitting, 1977

What to do when you’re 12 and a mysterious, beautiful, troubled woman moves in next door with her four-year-old? You babysit, of course! RBW offers some more summertime musical memoir. Continue reading




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Why Trigger Warnings are Futile and Infantilizing

Designed to protect the traumatized from further trauma, trigger warnings fail in their mission because they place the burden of maintaining our equilibrium on others, as if they could ever truly protect us from additional psychic harm. Continue reading




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