The lie of “justice for all”

Black lives matter (photo credit: @ellypark07)

Times like these, I find myself feeling like the promise of America is a lie. After horrific mass shootings that bring no changes to our insane gun laws. After our voices as people are suppressed in favor of corporate interests. And now, after another white police officer kills an unarmed young black man and walks free.

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Long live this awesome project

Cloud servers (image credit: pcmag.com)

You didn’t have to do it, but you did. You stepped up to the plate to help The 120 Minutes Archive, this thing that I’ve been running for the past 11 years, live to see another day. Thanks to you, the project is now funded through 2015.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2013

Each year, I take an inclusive, honest, and unapologetic look back at my personal favorite and otherwise memorable music. Now it’s time to review 2013, my 11th consecutive year. Inside this special feature, a list of the most noteworthy singles of each season, followed by my top 40 albums of 2013.

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Lou Reed: Take no prisoners

Lou Reed

The great Lou Reed has died at 71. The 120 Minutes Archive remembers him the best way we know how, by looking back at his stint hosting an early episode of MTV’s 120 Minutes in 1986. Join us by watching these video clips from the show.

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The art of apparent nonsense

@horse_ebooks and This Is My Milwaukee

It was human after all: The creators of @horse_ebooks revealed that the absurdist Twitter account was a conceptual art project. But when I found out its creators were also responsible for Pronunciation Book and This Is My Milwaukee, pieces of an Internet mystery finally started to come together after 5 years.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2012

In this special magazine-style feature article, I celebrate the 10th consecutive year of counting down my favorite music with an extended look back at all the music that defined 2012 for me. Inside, a summary of the year’s most memorable songs by season, followed by original reviews of my top 40 albums of 2012.

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