Tobias Wolff

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    From Hesher to Hardcore: Lewis Dimmick on His New Book This Music

    In the early 80's, the phenomenon known as Hardcore Punk whipped through the U.S. like the pissed off, privileged child that it was. By the mid '80s though, most of the bands who coined the sound and term were either donning black and weeping or doing bad AC/DC impressions. There were also those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Week in Review: You Can't Rush My Stimulus Baby!

    In the week the word Ickitt became noun, verb, adjective, and baby, we dodged Watchmen hype, welcomed the Roots' newest member, Jimmy Fallon, and tried desperately to forget the details of the Rihanna/Chris Brown police report. Broadway Jimmy Jones got his animated gif. An ailing Michael Steele vow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Tobias Wolff Has A Decent Singing Voice, Surprisingly

    Speaking of the Mountain Goats, the video above involves the distinguished author Tobias Wolff singing some pretty heartfelt and as far as I can tell, eerily in-tune backing vocals to "Woke Up New." You can tell me this happened as part of this panel, but frankly, that doesn't even begin to explain ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 23, 2008


    Salman Rushdie discusses his Best American anthology picks

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Lou Reed Gets Syracuse Arts Medal; Induction Ceremony Definitively Not On Wild Side

    Hand over that Pioneer Medal, please. Also, a thumbnail gallery of Wire Images from the event here. "Who would've believed this one?" Lou Reed's rhetorical question was the opening line for his speech accepting the George Arents Pioneer Medal ("for excellence in the arts") from his alma mater, Sy ... More >>

  • Books

    February 15, 2005

    Ordinary People

    From a lingering case of boarding school nerves to quirky pleasures of the middle ages

  • News

    October 12, 2004

    Reading Voters

    Tagging along on Operation Ohio in pursuit of the college vote

  • Books

    February 17, 2004