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No, You Do Not Have to Be Ashamed of Reading Young Adult Fiction
Alyssa Rosenberg | The Washington Post
"It is not as if we are naifs one moment and jaded adults the next. The passage to maturity can be a shattering thing. Preparing yourself for that transition or looking back on that metamorphosis is hardly an un-serious act."
The Tortured History of Entertainment Weekly
Anne Helen Petersen | The Awl
"EW's rise, scattered identity, brilliant heyday and slow, gradual decline mirrors the same journey of Time Warner's conglomerate hopes and dreams. The leading magazine company weds a film and television giant? It all looked so great on paper."
In the Club: Country's Fascination With EDM
Jewly Hight | Rolling Stone
"This year, the country-dance trend is so inescapable even longtime veterans are retooling their sounds to stay current. Rascal Flatts incorporated club-friendly touches on their new album, Rewind, after their Big Machine label boss Scott Borchetta advised them to study the current pop landscape. 'He didn't mean just specifically say country music—he meant all music,' Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney said."
The 14 Pieces of Software That Shaped Modern Music
John Twells | Fact
"In 2014, you can even make music on your phone—with software that would put a decrepit copy of Opcode Vision to shame—but those old programs that many of us had to plough through, crash after crash, were absolutely crucial in informing not only the digital audio workstations and suites of plug-ins that we have available to us now, but also the music itself."