It’s the best (and some not-so-best) of 2016, a year when we really needed it.
Dw. Dunphy On…
What happens when advocacy is divorced from its purpose?
All evidence is malleable. Maybe there is something to gut instinct after all?
Lord, bring us a song to save us from the bad day caused by Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day.”
We demand this criticism of criticism be taken down immediately!
Are we ready should the illusion be shattered?
What if the economy was actually better and our sense of entitlement was worse?
McDonalds faces a major challenge to its business model: a clientele growing away from it.
This is not your grandfather’s Superman…but is that Superman at all anymore?
We’re all driving up to that same rest stop. Seeing those who aren’t going back out on the road ever again is inevitable.
Just when you thought it was safe to go anywhere, there’s Adele saying “Hello.”
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. There seemed to be a…
Thankfully, no inescapable earworms so far…but is this a good thing?
It’s the 20th anniversary of Kansas’ “Freaks of Nature” and Dw Dunphy knows nothing about it.
In an era where news needs to please political guests, the only current unchained commentator is heading for the door. Will his replacement double down or back off?
Series primaries announced this week a limited series return.
Remember when you said country music had more integrity than Fred Durst?
1,000 fans saying “yes” to your project doesn’t mean you should…
Short version: It is bad on purpose. What does that say about us that we accept it?
Soundgarden’s Superunknown marks its 20th anniversary. Dw Dunphy looks back on the record and its place in the scope of 1990’s rock.
The Terror and Embryonic are deeply polarizing albums. The larger question is whether even the band is happy with them, or anything, and what will it take for them to find a little joy again?
A picture’s worth a thousand words — they don’t necessarily say anything though.
If your kid is starving for your love while you’d rather be crushing it on Candy Crush, you may be an iHole.
Examining the strangest of all pop culture conventions, the “fan crush.”
They probably made out to “You and Me” a year after they grounded you for blasting “Elected!”
The lyrics scan like a battle cry — so why does Aerosmith’s “Dream On” sound like defeat?
Dw Dunphy is only being partly facetious when he asks, where has all the testosterone gone?
Are moments like Beatles on Sullivan, The Elvis Comeback, Moonwalk on Motown and the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video doomed? Here’s some random speculation as to why that may be so.
Who is Charles Thompson, the once and future Black Francis, who in the ’90s reinvented himself many times over?
Dw Dunphy provides seven and two for you from 2013. None of them are Yeezus.