Hilary Pollack

Deputy Editor, Culture


Deputy Editor, Culture

New music

It’s Bandcamp Friday Again, Baby!

As summer ends, we’re supporting our favorite artists on Bandcamp by buying albums from Corey Flood, Power Trip, Narrow Head, and Ulver.
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The 'Donkey Kong Country' Soundtrack Is Better Than Xanax

If you can't get a hold of a Super Nintendo, the next best thing you can do is to listen to the smooth grooves of "Aquatic Ambience" over and over.
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Want to Be a 'Disneyland Editor'? A Bay Area Website Is Hiring One

The totally normal job requirements entail living within driving distance of the park and having "a deep knowledge of Disneyland."
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This Green Mac 'n' Cheese Is Depression Food Done Right

Tired of cooking, but still got enough will to live to boil some pasta? Make this.
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This Is the Best Banana Bread Recipe in the World, and I Will Explain Why

You don't need a stinkin' sourdough starter. You just need some old bananas and a bunch of stuff you probably already have in your pantry.
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The Gossip-Packed Groupie Memoir 'Dirty Rocker Boys' Is Juicier Than the Tabloids

If you want to know what it was like to be dumped for Pamela Anderson or give 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio a blowjob, here's the book for you.
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Nervous Recs: If You Like Teen Drama and Hot Aliens, Watch 'Roswell'

Pod people, interspecies makeouts, and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the things that make this late 90s teen drama a perfect quarantine watch.
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Music Op-Ed

The New 'Reply All' Episode About a Lost 90s Song Is Making Listeners Cry

The latest episode of the popular Gimlet podcast is a masterful meditation on the nature of memory and the quirks of late-90s pop-rock.
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music news

Coachella Will Likely Be Postponed Until October

Officials are in the final stages of deciding what to do about the festival amid concerns about coronavirus, according to Billboard.
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New music

David Hasselhoff Is About to Become a Post-Punk Icon

The former 'Baywatch' star's new album features covers of the Jesus and Mary Chain and Echo and the Bunnymen, as well as members of Ministry and the Cars.
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Music In Memoriam

What We Lost When We Lost Daniel Johnston

The songwriter brought outsider sensibilities into his music, childlike weirdness into his art, and an earnestness that we desperately needed into the world at large.
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The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is a Masterpiece

The agony and ecstasy of the inescapable sandwich.
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