Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2020

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I know we’re already a few weeks into 2020, but I haven’t had time to put this up until now. Such is life! In any case, here’s the pop culture I’m anticipating in 2020. More

35 Songs I Liked in 2019

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As I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a rundown of some of my favourite songs of 2019. I feel like my top albums list doesn’t always give a full picture of the kind of stuff I was listening to in a year. For one, this list is a lot weebier. As usual, this isn’t really my “top 35.” I’ve limited myself to one song per artist, just to keep things interesting. More

My Favourite Albums of 2019

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I didn’t listen to as much new music as I wanted to in 2019, instead choosing to do deep dives into various discographies. Some, like The Mountain Goats, were rewarding. Others, like 311, less so. But I did manage to get through 138 new records from various genres, and I’ve listed my top 20 here. (If you want the full ranking of all 138 albums, please click here.) More

The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2019

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Content warnings for discussions of mass violence and sexual misconduct.

I really don’t want to do this.

When I first started this feature, my list of pop cultural disappointments at least included some creative works that failed to live up to my expectations. But with each year, it seems like scandals and disasters occupied more and more of my attention. Well this year, it’s all scandals, and I just don’t have the energy to go in depth on each one, find source links, and write a compelling mini-essay.

But I’m nothing if not a traditionalist, and this is one of my blog’s annual traditions. So reluctantly, I bring you 2019: The Year in Shit. More

What I’ve Been Reading: June 30, 2019

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You thought I’d let the entire month of June pass without a single blog post? You fool. You absolute God damn fool. More

Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2019

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I probably should have put this up a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been busy (mostly wallowing in self-pity as I am wont to do). So here’s what I’m most looking forward to in 2019! More

The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2018

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As I do every year (with increasing delay, apparently), I’m running down the biggest disappointments in pop culture that the previous year brought us. Some were offensive, some screwed over customers, and some just plain sucked. Read on to find out more about 2018: The Year in Shit. More

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