Essays Archive

19 Oct 2020

What’s Wrong With Liking Duran Duran?

In 2012, The Guardian music journalist Paul Morley expressed his hatred for Duran Duran, claiming that he had always despised the five-man band from Birmingham, England ever since they came on the scene in 1981. “I hated
9 Oct 2020

Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon

Today, John Lennon would have been 80 years old. That means it’s been almost 40 years since he was gunned down outside his New York apartment. That’s 40 years of music we may have missed out on.
30 Sep 2020

Riding Around with Robby

I first met Robby Richardson at a planetarium show the summer before seventh grade. I thought we’d hit it off — we were both interested in astronomy, both liked Star Wars — but after school began, the