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Dw. Dunphy On… Al Stewart Stares Down “Russians & Americans”

By 1983 and ’84, several of the changes that Al Stewart began on the 24 Carrots album (1980) had settled in for better or worse....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Where Is the Song of the Summer of 2015?

Thankfully, no inescapable earworms so far...but is this a good thing?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… That Moment When You’re Over It

It's the 20th anniversary of Kansas' "Freaks of Nature" and Dw Dunphy knows nothing about it....

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Dw. Dunphy On… America Wants to Believe (Again): The Return of “The X-Files”

Series primaries announced this week a limited series return....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Bro-Country: All Bang, No Crash

Remember when you said country music had more integrity than Fred Durst?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Fandom, Distortion, and the Movies Everyone Wanted Until No One Wanted Them

1,000 fans saying "yes" to your project doesn't mean you should......

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Real Reason Why Britney’s “Alien” Is Bad (and Why That’s Bad for Us)

Short version: It is bad on purpose. What does that say about us that we accept it?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Wayne Coyne Issue

The Terror and Embryonic are deeply polarizing albums. The larger question is whether even the band is happy with them, or anything, and...

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Dw. Dunphy On… “Star Wars VII” — It’s Only One Photo!

A picture's worth a thousand words -- they don't necessarily say anything though....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Rise of the iHoles

If your kid is starving for your love while you'd rather be crushing it on Candy Crush, you may be an iHole....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Popular Culture

Dw. Dunphy On… Heather Langenkamp, of Whom I Knew Not

Examining the strangest of all pop culture conventions, the "fan crush."...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Alice Cooper’s Most Perverse Trick

They probably made out to "You and Me" a year after they grounded you for blasting "Elected!"...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Affirmation From the Mountain of Madness: Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

The lyrics scan like a battle cry -- so why does Aerosmith's "Dream On" sound like defeat?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Fuzzy Li’l Rocker Bros

Dw Dunphy is only being partly facetious when he asks, where has all the testosterone gone?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Beatles USA 50, and If We’ll See Such a Thing Again

Are moments like Beatles on Sullivan, The Elvis Comeback, Moonwalk on Motown and the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video doomed? Here's...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Reexamining the Frank Black Years (Part One)

Who is Charles Thompson, the once and future Black Francis, who in the '90s reinvented himself many times over?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… My Seven Favorite Albums of 2013, With Honorable Mentions

Dw Dunphy provides seven and two for you from 2013. None of them are Yeezus....

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Dw. Dunphy On… “The Twilight Zone,” Version 2.0

Even if it cannot be considered a classic, the 1908s version of the Twilight Zone could still hit more than it missed....

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Case for Pinetop Seven

For Pinetop Seven, the folk/Americana gold rush came a decade and a half too late....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Songs I Learned This Summer

What was your favorite summer song? Oh, never mind. These were better....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Punk: A Braindump

You know the rest of the Twenty-Teens will be a hard slog when even the quality of our rebellion is mediocre. Look at the so-called...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Sports

Dw. Dunphy On… How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rodriguez?

In what came as a surprise to no one, Baseball commissioner Bud Selig threw the book (some would argue it was more of a paperback novella...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Is “The Cuckoo’s Calling” More Marketing Than Liberating?

J.K. Rowling has managed to have both the fairness of anonymity and the mega-success of the brand name all at once....

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Dw. Dunphy On… How Soap Operas Adapted, Assimilated, and Succeeded

All My Children begat How I Met Your Mother....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Retro TV: A Serial Killer Stalks Cabot Cove

Ever wonder what happened to whodunnits outside of the cop/doctor procedurals? The answer, in part, is that suspension of disbelief killed...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Broken Children Factory

The downward spiral of actress Amanda Bynes. ...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Lasting Dread of “The Prisoner”

Revisiting the classic '60s TV series and the mysteries that remain locked inside it....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Journey’s “Escape”

Two storms of the century, drought, killer meteorites, papal resignations, and Dw Dunphy praises Journey. ...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Improbable New York Mayor Ed Koch

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch died early Friday morning, February 1, at the age of 88....

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Dw. Dunphy On… One of the Weirdest TV Conventions of the ’60s and ’70s

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