Conor tackles the second truly serious philosophical problem.Read This
Fenner’s Corner: Citizen Kane
What are you really getting at, Orson?Read This
What if I don’t have a private library?
A Series of Unfortunate Events: the cruel whimsy, the whimsical creulty, and the bourgeois skew.Read This
Beet Reporter: An Interview with Breakmaster Cylinder
On our continuing mission to unmask the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder, we sought out the secretive electronic musician for a lengthy interview. BMC agreed, under one condition: that we use a text-only method. We interviewed the Cylinder by electronic carrier pigeon. Conor: In the spirit of dorky icebreaker games, I would like to know the following: […]Read This
Hot Take: Run the Jewels, Ska, Life Boy, etc.
Run the Jewels have always performed rabble-rousing rap, so naturally they got Conor and Will arguing--about buddy cops and Christmas movies??Read This
Bob Dylan: Nobel-worthy folk hero, or illusion of consciousness?
Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize in Literature? Does he even want it? Does it even exist?Read This
Haunt 51: The Hyped Expansion
Fight monsters! Navigate convoluted rules! Come to terms with adulthood!Read This
What did typists do to deserve Bon Iver’s new album?
The below review was written by Will Boogert and Conor Fellin as they listened to Bon Iver’s 22, A Million for the first time. They started writing when the album began, and stopped typing when the album ended. Except for grammar (and a few hyperlinks added to explain what the hell we were thinking), the […]Read This
Whispering into a Recorder: Chris Gethard’s Beautiful/Anonymous
It was the decorated feature journalist Michael Overall who first introduced me to the idea that awkward silences were an interviewer’s friend. Your subject generally knows what’s interesting about their story, he told the handful of student journalists that had shown up to his Q&A session. A long pause after an answer can give them […]Read This
69 Love Songs Is Like a Triple Album
69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields is a magnum opus of pop if there ever was one. Delivering no fewer than the promised 69 songs, the album serves as a veritable encyclopedia of pop music and of the relationships contained therein. Its three-hour runtime can make it a daunting listen, so Conor and Will […]Read This