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2003 Stories by Douglas Wolk

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  • No Trust

    published December 23, 2003

    You can say this much for Canadians: They know that the Recording Industry Association of America's power stops at the border. The Copyright Board... More >>

  • At Last I Am Old

    published November 18, 2003

    When he was in his twenties, Robert Wyatt already had the voice of an old man—a quavering high lisp, laden with melancholy, jagged and ground... More >>

  • Five to Three

    published November 18, 2003

    This fall, there are five major labels; next fall, there could be three. Sony Music and BMG have been showing off engagement rings all over town.... More >>

  • A Talk With Booker Prize Nabber and Ex-Layabout DBC Pierre

    published October 28, 2003

    "The voice came out first," says DBC Pierre, after a party in New York to celebrate winning the Booker Prize for his first novel, Vernon God... More >>

  • A Void Named Sued

    published October 7, 2003

    Want to avoid getting sued by the Recording Industry Association of America? Here are some tips that may keep you safer (obviously, we can't... More >>

  • Everything's on Sale

    published September 9, 2003

    The face of the music industry changed dramatically last Wednesday, when Universal Music Group announced that it will slash most of its CDs' list... More >>

  • Radio Blah Blah

    published August 26, 2003

    A book of poems about rock albums that's the size of a single suggests concept-focus issues, which Daniel Nester's God Save My Queen: A Tribute... More >>

  • The Footnoted Universe of Cartoonist Carla Speed McNeil

    published August 12, 2003

    Carla Speed McNeil has an astoundingly detailed imaginary world inside her head, and so does her scrawny, wireless-antenna-haired character Magri... More >>

  • Micro-Micro-Microbiology

    published July 22, 2003

    Hardcore is unforgiving: It demands unremitting effort from performers, it saps their identity with formal constraints, and it's nearly impossible... More >>

  • Circling the Wagons

    published July 22, 2003

    Three years ago this week, a court order shut down Napster. The major labels that are the core of the Recording Industry Association of America... More >>

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