Category: erik van rheenen

Once More to the Blogosphere

by Erik van Rheenen The most nervous I’ve ever felt was sitting in the backseat of a Philadelphia taxi, watching the city skyline sprawl by in the hazy daylight of an afternoon in late May….

Start Today: The Hold Steady

by Erik van Rheenen Who are these guys? NPR Music christened The Hold Steady America’s bar band in 2007, and for good reason: since releasing Almost Killed Me back in 2004, the Brooklynite outfit found…

The Pen is Mightier Than the Bullet

by Erik van Rheenen In light of the tragic act of terrorist violence against French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday — when two masked gunmen charged the publication’s Paris headquarters to gun down the…

Judging Years is Dumb

by Erik van Rheenen Apologies for glancing into the rear-view mirror while we’re still sweeping confetti off the pavement and sleeping off champagne hangovers, but start crunching the numbers and 2014 looks like kind of…