Essays Archive

16 Jun 2008

Desert Island Discs: Some Kind of Wonderful

Perhaps the only thing more quintessentially 1980s than a John Hughes movie is the soundtrack to a John Hughes movie. Music from such films as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Weird Science usually had at
12 Jun 2008

Flashback: ‘When Doves Cry,’ 1984

Every year after school was out for the summer, my friends and I tested our manhood by becoming one with nature and braving the elements. Camping trips at age 16 are a perfect example of the confusion
9 Jun 2008

Desert Island Discs: In My Tribe, 10,000 Maniacs

Top chart position: #37 By 1987 I had begun branching out and taking some risks in my musical tastes. I was in college – that’s what you’re supposed to do. Some experiments didn’t work out – I