Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.
We spent the day with the author and Mountain Goats frontman to talk about his excellent novel 'Universal Harvester,' mosh pits, and North Carolina politics.
You can find the main character's resentment of otherness, intense fear of change, single-minded devotion to law and order, and pointless brow-beating in Donald Trump's supporters.
"If I think about it, my worst experience with weed is not being able to buy it legally in a properly regulated marketplace."
The newest season of the Canadian edutainment juggernaut features doxxing and pansexual drug addicts, but it grounds all the craziness in an innocence that makes it all the more real.
The true hipsters have become too mainstream to remain hip, and the mainstream itself has reacted by picking up that which was once alt.
And it was perfect.
The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.
We talked about the life and legacy of David Bowie with the man who served as his personal photographer during his some of his most creative years.
Unbelievably, the show's painful, semi-boring exposition and contorted plot lines are finally starting to pay off.