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Shea Serrano

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    I Chaperoned a Middle-School Valentine's Dance

    Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is already wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Things That Need To Happen At My Funeral

    Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. Earlier this week, I went to the funeral of a person I cared about. While I am of course happy he will get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Here Are the Songs They Play At a Kid's Skating Rink Birthday Party

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book. In his column, he writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-old sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play basketba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    My Son Talked to God and Got Him to Cancel School

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his column, he writes about his life and times. Perhaps you do not know this because you do not follow weather trends of the Southeastern United Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Rap Stars Drawn By Six-Year-Olds

    [In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than:

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha: Why This Video Sucks

    [In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Right now, Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha, is number two on Billboard and number one on my GTFOH chart. I don't remember the first time I heard--it seems like I've heard it every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    A Quick Note to 2013 About 2013 and Also 2014

    Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year--at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care about because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    An Illustrated Kanye West Quiz!

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] This game is very simple: Look at the pictures and guess what Kanye West song each one represents. Boom. That's it. That's all. You're done. That's a little thing called res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Eminem's "The Monster," Ft. Rihanna: Why This Song Sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    R. Kelly's Black Panties, Reviewed Using Baby Animal GIFs

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Here's what you need to know about Robert Sylvester Kelly: He's the fucking best. At singing. At wearing masks. At making videos of himself having sex. All of it. And so of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    How I Accidentally Became a Drug Dealer

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definition version. As you can see, things have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    LOL at This Angry Letter From a "Directioner"

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Last week, I broke down why One Direction's "This Is My Story" sucks. Usually, whenever one of these pieces goes up (and they go up often), I get a handful of tweets or emai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    One Direction's "Story Of My Life": Why This Song Sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five UK du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Katy Perry's "Roar": Why This Song Sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] History: Katy Perry was born in 1984, except back then people called her "Katy Hudson" because that's her real name. In 2001, she was like, "You know what? I'm gonna release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Six Girls I Dated and Why We Broke Up

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] I went running the other morning. I used to run all the time. I was in shape, and had a six-pack for a week. I then threw all of my shirts in the trash, which was not that sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    A Brief Rundown of the Bonkers TLC Movie

    [Editor's Note: In his column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all-time. It came on VH1. I was excited. TLC was all over radio when I was growing up. They helped, in part, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance

    Recently, Voice Media Group held a competition to help determine the best music writing in the pages and on the blogs of its 14 papers. This winning piece by Shea Serrano first appeared on L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound music blog. By Shea Serrano 1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I'm going to be ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Introducting the Winners of Voice Media Group's First Annual Music Writing Award

    Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Da Capo's Second-Best Music Writing 2011: 112 Of Last Year's Most Notable Music Stories

    The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing— which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006—contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008
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