writing

How I judge music

Pitchfork’s internal editing system lets me see my past review scores all in one place. Since I don’t review stuff very often for them, I was a little surprised to see the numbers all in one place like that. It turns out I’m a high ...

Input vs. Output

[dropcap] I’m [/dropcap] a couple months into my column, talking to bands about recording for Stereogum. I enjoy hearing about their process, and what it takes them to physically start producing stuff. I want to know because it’s something ...

Is Magnolia Bakery a landmark?

Look closely at this Google Map. Why is Magnolia Bakery on here like this? I wasn’t searching for it. Has it been given landmark status? If so, I would guess that it commemorates New York’s domestic immigrants, small town girls who come to New ...