Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk is the author of Live at the Apollo.

Culturebox
July 31 2014 11:44 PMThe Great Man Theory of FunkGet On Up shows us James Brown the unstoppable personality, but skimps on James Brown the musician.
Rivalries
Aug. 16 2013 5:48 AMSuperhero SmackdownWho would win in a fight: Marvel or DC?
College Week
Nov. 17 2005 2:38 PMCollege RadioWhat's changed—and what hasn't.
Music
Sept. 28 2005 10:52 AMFading StarBig Star returns to its own party, 30 years too late.
Mixing Desk
July 8 2005 1:59 PMBuccaneer RockAnd other music for (and by) children.
Mixing Desk
Feb. 17 2005 4:48 PMRock Songs You Can Actually Dance ToThe latest from LCD Soundsystem and the Postal Service.
Music
Nov. 9 2004 10:33 AMThe Remix EraBefore mash-ups, there was Depeche Mode.
Books
Sept. 7 2004 3:38 PMTake TwoHow does Persepolis 2 stack up as a graphic novel?
Mixing Desk
June 24 2004 10:44 AMShall We Dance?Songs from the Billboard Club Play Top 10.
Music
June 18 2004 3:22 PMThe Undynamic DuoAre Elvis Costello and Diana Krall ruining each other?
Music
May 6 2004 2:50 PMPrince's "Comeback"Debunking the critics' take on Musicology.
Music
March 19 2004 5:48 PMGoing Their Own WayWhy is Fleetwood Mac the least influential great band ever?
Culturebox
July 16 2003 4:52 PMSix Degrees of ProcrastinationWhy is everyone you know on Friendster?
Culturebox
May 15 2001 3:00 AMSigns of Intelligent LifeA.I.'s mysterious and masterful promotional campaign. 
Moneybox
Aug. 21 2013 6:30 AMHow Ashamed Should You Feel About Using Spotify?Music-streaming services really don’t exploit performers. Songwriters, though—that’s another story.
Music
April 20 2009 6:56 AMFlukes of the UniverseA brief history of the spoken-word pop hit.
Music
Oct. 14 2005 7:10 AMLiz PhairIs her new album a return to form?
Shopping
Aug. 9 2005 7:20 AMThere Goes the SunWhich sunscreens work best?
Mixing Desk
May 27 2005 7:24 AMPower Pop and Its Discontents Five albums of hand claps, drum fills, and mopery.
Mixing Desk
Jan. 6 2005 2:40 PMLighten UpA Bright Eyes single that's not too angsty, and other recent gems.
Obit
Oct. 28 2004 6:01 PMDesert Island DJHow John Peel helped shape American musical taste.
Mixing Desk
July 13 2004 1:59 PMThat's a Rap?Songs from the fringes of hip-hop.
Music
June 23 2004 9:12 AMRhymer's DelightThe Beasties' old-school album rocks.
Mixing Desk
June 7 2004 2:21 PMKeeping Up With the SmithsSongs recorded with Morrissey in mind.
Mixing Desk
April 22 2004 5:07 PMSongs With BaggagePop music grapples with its past.
Culturebox
Dec. 17 2003 6:21 PMPlease, Sir, I Want Some MooreThe lazy British genius who transformed American comics.
Culturebox
June 21 2001 3:00 AMLoud, Proud, and One Helluva CrowdA symphony—yes, a symphony—for 100 electric guitars.
Culturebox
April 18 2001 3:00 AMI Wanna Be JoeyWhy all those rock writers are mourning Joey Ramone.

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