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You don’t hate country

You don’t hate country

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

The phrase “I hate country” rambles in shambling echoes around circles of self-described music nerds: a whiney chorus erupting from a choir of skinny little malcontents with mouths bigger than their record collections. “I hate country!” they sputter, hoping their spray might hit the nearest [Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, read more

Lessons from ‘Contagion’

Lessons from ‘Contagion’

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues its solemn march across the country (there are now nearly 200,000 cases in the U.S., and that’s only those who’ve been tested), Americans everywhere are turning to the leading expert on infectious disease: a Matt Damon movie. “Contagion,” released in 2011, has taken on read more

‘Masterchef’: the alternative to sport

‘Masterchef’: the alternative to sport

| Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Seldom does a television series manage to bring quality amateur cooking, drama and competition together cohesively. “Chopped” seems to focus too much on the competition, and the quality of the food suffers as a result. “Hell’s Kitchen” appears to be too focused on the food and the particular since read more

The best of Drake

The best of Drake

| Monday, March 30, 2020

Drake is the most ubiquitous, influential and popular music artist of the past decade. Drake is The Beatles. He has plenty of flaws — Google ghostwriters, hiding a child and more — and some really not great music. He’s also had some stellar feature appearances, outstanding songs and a read more

Rounding the dogleg with Dogleg

Rounding the dogleg with Dogleg

| Friday, March 27, 2020

Dogleg intercedes 30 minutes after you and your friends raid Lafayette Coney Island at which point four coneys “all the way” with fries and a Coke metabolize into a madness threatening to drown the night’s Super Smash Bros. Melee marathon in heartburn. Needle dropped on “Kawasaki Backflip,” volume cranked read more