“Almost everything of interest in New York City lies in some degree of proximity to music,” Luc Sante declares in the opening line of his autobiographical essay about the city’s culture in the 1970s, before launching into a frenetic first-person tour of the local zeitgeist that…
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Some of the best architecture theory is not specifically about architecture, which gives it the flexibility to illuminate a much wider range of topics…
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Although the classical 20th-century music snob still endures vestigially, the species peaked with Gen X before breathing its dying gasps through Elder…
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Earlier today, Mat Dryhurst speculated that “Infinite Drake” is the inevitable end state of Spotify and other music streaming services, suggesting that…
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One of my favorite recent Substacks has been On the Spectrum, On the Guest List, which its author describes as “a serialized account of my…
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When you write about technology—or most subjects, really—there are certain topics that the internet seems to hand down like homework, demanding that…
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Last week, San Francisco’s polarizing district attorney, Chesa Boudin, was removed from office in a recall election, marking the culmination of a…
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In Sarah Schulman’s book The Gentrification of the Mind, she laments, “Will everything (books, music, pornography, education, movies, friendship…
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