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197 words about Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

"Make your first move, what's it gonna be? / You're trapped in the new world of Street Fighter III." Monochrome character art floats by as the machine starts rapping. It’s a concise introduction: The game…

08 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
200 words about culture by Clayton Purdom
🇫🇷Rainy Paris

Anya’s taking us to a cafe in Paris on a rainy day.

03 Aug 2021
Coffeehouse by Coffeehouse
Make Believe Melodies For August 3, 2021

Ryu Hanakami — SOREKARA The current fascination with virtual idols, digital pop avatars and (gulp) the metaverse from the greater music industry is the stuff of Silicon Valley dreams. Yet can these concepts…

03 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Make Believe Mailer by Patrick St. Michel
Last Friday I had my eyes removed by Jared Padalecki.

I can't see anymore. What a gift! Vision has never agreed with me. I hate looking and always have. If something is in front of me, why should I know? What does it matter what is going on? Smell is a minor…

02 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
Perfume Genius by Perfume Genius
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200 words about culture
A micro-newsletter by a rotating slate of writers condemned to blurb every pop culture artifact ever. They will be freed upon completion.
Stress Swap

Still not sure this is what Wolf Mountain looked like in 1996, but it’s the best I got. SET 1: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Ya Mar, Down with Disease > Guelah Papyrus, Poor Heart > Foam, Theme From the…

02 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
Phish Essays by Rob Mitchum
THE SIGNAL from David Katznelson

I am still processing the feeling of being 1000+ feet underground in a hundred + year old gold mine. The experience I had with my son last week at the Sixteen-to-One mine was like nothing I have had before…

02 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
The Signal From David Katznelson by David Katznelson
One Random Song: "Like a Rolling Stone," Los Angeles 1988

So here's a fun twist. As I'm writing this, the latest newsletter to run was my survey of interesting "Like a Rolling Stone" performances. I said in it that my favorite post-1966 versions of an often unmemorable…

02 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Flagging Down the Double E's by Ray Padgett
The New Cue #46 August 2: Liars, Johnny Marr

Good morning TNC crew! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We’ve got an interview with Liars’ Angus Andrew to get your week started and Johnny Marr picks us a mindblower. If Johnny Marr says it’s a mindblower…

02 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
The New Cue by The New Cue
A bumble bee in Greenland 格陵兰的小黄蜂

Happy Monday everyone, Thank you for subscribing to Wu Fei’s Music Daily. This is episode #383 — A bumble bee in Greenland 格陵兰的小黄蜂. This composition was created and recorded yesterday on multitrack guzheng…

02 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Wu Fei's Music Daily by Wu Fei 吴非
So YOU Had a Bad Day? Was That With Or Without Your Legs?

Stephan Wold + the Gifted Machete The difference between now and then? Then gatekeepers abounded and you were as likely, and as liable, to be able to have a word with a figure in the public space as you…

01 Aug 2021 • 16 min read
Look What You Made Me Do by Eugene S. Robinson
The White Lotus

All these streaming services – and sometimes you wonder, still, what to watch. Or the big drama is actually finding the time, right? These are weird, lazy privileges. Strange worries. But TV has always…

01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
Sounds Good! by Simon Sweetman
Folk Radio UK Newsletter: 1 August 2021

Welcome to the latest Folk Radio Newsletter, highlighting some of the latest features and happenings over at Folk Radio. Latest Folk Show As well as featuring two tracks from our Artist of the Month John…

01 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Folk Radio UK Newsletter by Folk Radio UK
When the Drummers Were Women

Background: This is the fourth in my series of profiles of innovators I call Visionaries of Sound—those rare individuals who celebrate music as much more than entertainment or even art, but as something…

01 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
The Honest Broker by Ted Gioia
Say What You Will 🗣

Hello and welcome to Shuffle Sundays, a weekly newsletter with music recommendations to help you find your next obsession. This week we’re listening to Leon Bridges’ great new album, watching James Blake…

01 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
Shuffle Sundays by Leo Mascaro
BONUS EDITION: Mitski, Fang Island, The Emptiness of the "Pop-Punk Revival"

Welcome to Endless Scroll, the brainchild of Eli Enis (he/him), Eric Bennett (they/them), Michael Brooks (he/him) and Miranda Reinert (she/her). Since Feb. 2019, we’ve been a weekly podcast about music…

31 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
Endless Scroll by Endless Scroll
#17. Estamos condenados a leer

En la lista de cosas para dormir mejor no incluí comer rico. Quizás, debería probar cenar, todos los días, algo que me guste mucho. Darme un gustito cada día de la semana, irme a la cama con la panza llena…

31 Jul 2021
Vueltas en la cama by Imanol Subiela Salvo
For the Love of Music

A Candid Conversation with Classical Movements President Neeta Helms Neeta Helms is the visionary mind behind the Washington-based concert tour company Classical Movements. She also serves as Artistic…

31 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
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200 words about culture by Clayton Purdom
188 words about Gatorade Frost
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200 words about culture by Clayton Purdom
180 words about the "2020" Tokyo Olympics
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200 words about culture by Clayton Purdom