2016 Republican Presidential Debate #1 – Hello, Cleveland!

Donald Trump at the Republican Presidential Debate - Cleveland, Ohio

The first Republican Presidential Debate was held last night. There were two of them if you counted the “Kids’ Table” debate earlier, which included presidential hopefuls polling outside of the top 10. Anyone who tuned in hoping for the Donald Trump… Continue Reading

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper (1954-2015): The All-Time Great That Wrestling Fans Loved to Hate

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (1954-2015)

At UFC 190 over the weekend, Ronda Rousey dismantled Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds. (Combined length of Rousey’s last three matches: 64 seconds.) Following the match, Rousey gave a shout out to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the wrestling legend who passed… Continue Reading

New 33 1/3 Books on Devo, Dead Kennedys, and Super Mario Bros Are Criticism Done Right

Devo, Dead Kennedys, Super Mario Bros

There’s an old, dismissive joke about music criticism: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture–it’s a really stupid thing to want to do.” That’s funny, sure, but good music critics can dance like motherfuckers. Dancing is fun, it’s stimulating,… Continue Reading