A feature on Modern Baseball and the maturation of pop-punk, for The Guardian.
Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.
Talking music, myths, and heroin with the mastermind behind Teen Suicide and Ricky Eat Acid
Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.
“Wendi’s nostrils widen and her mouth fills involuntarily with saliva. She spots him immediately. Illuminated by the depressing light of the Wimpy menu board is Vladimir Putin…”
What a time to be alive.
An interview with Claire Boucher about her evolution, Art Angels, and how the media ruined Grimes.