Seth Colter Walls

Seth Colter Walls is a freelance reporter and critic whose writing has appeared in Newsweek, the Village Voice, the Washington Post and the Awl.

Brow Beat
Sept. 3 2013 12:30 PMKim Gordon Talks Giving Up Rock, Being a “Strong Woman,” and Appearing on Girls
Aug. 9 2013 9:00 AMBritten’s BoysA new biography explores the music of Benjamin Britten, but does it give short shrift to the composer’s infatuation with the underage?
Brow Beat
March 6 2013 5:07 PMSteve Reich Channels Radiohead
Brow Beat
Feb. 7 2013 11:10 AMThe “One Drop Rule” of Jazz
Brow Beat
Sept. 26 2012 1:46 PMYoko Ono Has Been Making Interesting Music for 50 Years
June 29 2012 11:37 PMQuiet RiotA new biography of 4’33” composer John Cage explores the role Zen played in his playful, revolutionary art.
Brow Beat
March 30 2012 3:58 PMThe Musical Pioneer Whose Work Shines in The Hunger Games 
Nov. 18 2011 7:07 AMRadiohead SilenceWhy is no one talking about Jonny Greenwood’s excellent new recording?
Sept. 27 2011 5:56 PMThe Nevermind You've Never HeardThe version of Nirvana's album that Kurt Cobain loved best.
Aug. 10 2011 4:36 PMIt's Good To Be KingsWho is more grossly materialistic, Kanye or Jay-Z?
Brow Beat
Aug. 9 2013 12:44 PMYou Should Be Listening to More Benjamin Britten. Start Here.
July 17 2013 5:17 AMBe a B+ Coffee SnobIt’s possible to care about how your coffee tastes without making your whole life about coffee.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2013 11:47 AMWatch the Lincoln-Disney Debate in Philip Glass’ New Opera
Dec. 21 2012 8:15 AMThe Perfect Classical Music AppEsa-Pekka Salonen’s The Orchestra puts the Philharmonia on your iPad—in very clever ways.
Brow Beat
July 2 2012 2:45 PMInterested in John Cage? Start with Our Spotify Playlist
Brow Beat
June 5 2012 4:06 PMNeil Young’s Rocking with Crazy Horse Again. So Where’d the Politics Go?
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2012 5:16 PMWhat Portlandia Really Says About Portland: A Portlander’s View
Brow Beat
Oct. 25 2011 11:31 AM

Tom Waits on His New Record, His Grandma’s Gun, and Keith Richards

Sept. 9 2011 2:46 PMIn Defense of Rap RockThe only thing from the '90s no one has nostalgia for.
July 21 2011 6:50 PMLooming TowersThe real problem with putting a photo of the 9/11 attacks on an album cover.


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

There Are New Abuse Allegations Against Adrian Peterson

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

John Oliver Pleads for Scotland to Stay With the U.K.

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter


Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 

The Juice

Ford’s Big Gamble

It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.

I Tried to Write an Honest Profile of One of Bollywood’s Biggest Stars. It Didn’t Go Well.

Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police

The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PM Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police
  News & Politics
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.