Month of September, 2008

Best Music Writing Reading NYC - October 6th at the Half King, 7pm

Best Music Writing 2008 Reading
October 6, 2008, 7pm, free
The Half King
505 West 23rd Street (10th Ave)

Guest editor Nelson George hosts a night of the Best Music Writing with 2008 authors including:

Gary Giddins
Jody Rosen
Jeff Sharlet
Sam Kashner
Larry Blumenfeld
Bill Wasik
Alan Light
Alex Ross
David Kamp
Andy Tennille

See you there!


Alex Ross wins a MacArthur

Yesterday it was announced that two time BMW contributor Alex Ross won a MacArthur Fellowship. Widely called the "genius award," the fellowship is awarded as a surprise to folks across the arts and sciences for their impact on contemporary thought. Many congrats to Alex for breaking beyond music criticism to the larger world of great thinkers and writers!

LA panel on music criticism - TONIGHT!

Join the Popular Music Project as we discuss the perils and possibilities of music and arts criticism in the digital age.
When: Wednesday, 9/24 @ 7:30p
Where: USC Annenberg Building, Room 207
Participants include:
Moderator Ann Powers (LA Times pop music critic; 2008 Resident of the Popular Music Project)
Oliver Wang (; CSULB)