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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Obsessions, Not Beats

So instead of fixed beats, we structure our newsroom around an ever-evolving collection of phenomena—the patterns, trends and seismic shifts that are shaping the world our readers live in. “Financial markets” is a beat, but “the financial crisis” is a phenomenon. … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 Writingthoughts

Sleeping In

You know it’s not going to be a good day when you wake up late, from weird (but not especially bad, per se) dreams in which you get lost in a foreign city without your glasses, but manage to find … Continue reading


The Universe Is An Amazing, Beautiful Place

Nordland Fylke’s photograph of the Aurora Borealis above the sky in Norway. From here.

September 24, 2012

“Carson Dyal?”

Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau, from the spectacular Charade, 1963.

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366 Songs 268: Bring The Light

The law of diminishing returns – Not to mention pop music logic – would suggest that the first single by Beady Eye (Essentially, Oasis except without Noel Gallagher, who left in a strop one night) would be terrible. After all, … Continue reading

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366 Songs 267: Darklands

One of those occasions where a cover version is so amazingly superior to the original where it’s almost embarrassing, Primal Scream’s mellow, backwards-adoration version of the Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Darklands” is a triumph of performance and, far moreso, production … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 266: Black Nite Crash

Seeing as I was somewhat dismissive about Ride’s version of “How Does It Feel To Feel” yesterday, it seemed only fair to share what I remain convinced was their one shining moment of greatness: The loud, sloppy, grinding “Black Nite … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 265: How Does It Feel To Feel

One of the classic ’60s garage songs, there’s something so magnificently sludgy about “How Does It Feel,” in either of its versions (There are two, the UK and US mixes; I’m not entirely sure how that happened, nor why the … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 264: Good Intentions Paving Company

The title took me some time to get, I shamefully admit. Perhaps I was confused by the sprawling epicness of the song, which spirals all over the place both aurally and emotionally, which is one of the things I kind … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 366 Songs ,

I’m Back On Top And I’m Missing You, Baby Baby Where’d You Go?

Just the other day, I was thinking to myself, I haven’t had a popular article on Time’s Entertainment Blog for awhile. Have I lost “it”? and then, today, I look and see this: So, here’s the funny thing: The #1 … Continue reading

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