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The Ecstasy of Live Shows in 1986’s Heavy Metal Parking Lot

In 2020, this isn't so much about nostalgia for my first concerts, but instead about nostalgia for any concert at all

Is Classical Music Exclusionary?

"In a nutshell, albeit camouflaged in woke language, what their argument boils down to is that, in the end, straight white men are just better"

On Cuties and Moral Panics

"I did what any thinking person should do before making a judgment: I watched the goddamn movie."

Cardi B, Moral Panics, and Censorship

Inexplicably, fighting over Cardi B's new song "WAP" is the hill that many people have decided to die on, with some defending it...

Deserted Fear Kicked Out The Musician She Accused Of Assaulting Her. Then They Hired Him Back

When she made a credible accusation of sexual assault against a member of Deserted Fear, Fiona thought that the band would cut ties with him. Soon after, however, he was back on stage.

Extreme Nation and the South Asian Metal Scene

A fascinating documentary shedding light on the South Asian metal scene.

Why Offensive Speech is Important

In an attempt to protect disenfranchised  communities, many are calling for suppressing certain types of speech. As the argument goes, "offensive" or "racist" speech...