Alec Bemis
Alec Bemis

Alec Hanley Bemis has written for L.A. Weekly and The New Yorker and taught at NYU's cultural reporting and criticism program. He also runs the Brassland label.

Mixing Desk
Aug. 19 2004 6:01 PMLeft Your Guitar in San Francisco?The latest from Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, and other odd fixtures of the new Bay Area folk scene.
Music
March 19 2003 3:44 PMThe Singing SourpussWhy is Cat Power so gloomy?
Music
May 6 2003 2:17 PMThe Madman of ElectronicaHow does Aphex Twin get away with his nutty musical stunts?
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.