Why Normcore Is The Answer To Life, The Universe, And Everything

[First published on Thought Catalog on 3.10.2014] The fact is, we’re over it. In the dawn of our adulthood, amid war, natural disasters, bio disasters, and the threat of rising global temperatures, we’ve found ourselves phenomena of study and a steady stream of verbal flogging for the generationally righteous. We’ve Facebooked and Tweeted our way through […]

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Album Review: Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die”

[First published on Switchcam’s Posterous blog on 3.9.2012] Somewhere from the deep sea of Youtube musicians, Lana Del Rey emerged from a shell carried forth to the shore of pop consciousness by homemade music video froth. That’s about as accurate a narrative as the one Interscope wove for her, since they’re sticking to the trailer […]

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Album Review: Bon Iver

[First published in Cliché Magazine on 7.3.2011] Listening to Bon Iver’s Bon Iver is an activity comparable to lying in the grass of a vast garden replete with brightly colored flowers. Patches of crimson, and marigold, and periwinkle, and violet, and peach on grassy beds, verdant and luscious with dew. On a gently sunny day, with a cloud or two […]

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