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Evelyn McDonnell

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  • 4 years ago

    Some people pick up guitars and want to be rock stars. Other people pick up guitars because playing music is a cooler hobby than collecting toy trains. For more than three decades, the Feelies have been the ultimate hobbyist band. At every step...

  • 17 years ago

    Evelyn McDonnell: What do you think of the idea of the People's Poetry Gathering? Robert Pinsky: The emphasis on vocality appeals to me very much. Poetry is a bodily art for me, or it is nothing. How do you answer critics who charge that things li...

  • 17 years ago

    Really, they were gathering the gatherings. When New York nonprofits City Lore and Poets House decided to organize last weekend's People's Poetry Gathering, they gave it a name that already had two strong associations. Since '85, the Cowboy Poetry...

  • 17 years ago

    Because Janis Joplin's recording legacy doesn't live up to her performing legend, because she's a symbol of boomers' hegemonic hold on cultural history, because as a rare and extravagant female in a male world her meaning has been stiflingly overd...

  • 17 years ago

    Pride. It's a helluva lot better than low self-esteem, and maybe even more useful than anger. Pride may isolate you, but at least you can live with yourself. Except in hip-hop, where Biggie's and Tupac's deaths rewrote the stakes of stardom, boast...

  • 17 years ago

    The Boss has been downsized. You can't tell it by the four-CD box set Tracks and the coffee-table-size lyrics and photograph book Songs, but Bruce Springsteen has been rendered expendable. Given the ascendancy of digitized music—techno, hipho...

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