This story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated.
A big moment.
We made you a zine.
UNCOOL #1: Guiltless Pleasures is a 43-page .pdf about the ways music makes us feel bad — and sometimes, proud. It was designed by Traci Larson. Sam Alden did the cover art. Here’s what you’ll find inside:
* Punk Rock Princesses: A Case for Something Corporate by Devon Maloney
* Dangerously in Love: My Decade with Beyonce by Jamieson Cox
* Repeat Offenders: Pressing Play, Over and Over Again by Harley Brown
* Guiltless Pleasures: Imagining a Post-Snob World by David Greenwald, Simon Vozick-Levinson and Lindsay Zoladz
* Miss You Like Crazy: Canada’s Lost Boy Bands by Melody Lau
* He Ain’t Even Know It: On Rick Ross, Rap, and Responsibility by Henry Adaso
* I Don’t Wanna Come Back Down From This (Sound)Cloud by Taleen Kalenderian
* Why Bother? Talking To Myself About Weezer by Jillian Mapes
With the help of its readers, UNCOOL is a publication that pays its contributors. Thanks in advance for your support.
I’ve been putting this together the last couple months and am very happy to have it out in the world. We made it for you. Let me know what you think.
For those asking about our SXSW panel, it’s reenacted within.
Nothing fascinates me more these days than the “shadow economies” (and societies) that have quietly built up around video and tabletop gaming. Everybody knows and jokes about World of Warcraft, but there are probably a couple dozen World of Warcrafts happening simultaneously. Who knows, maybe more.
Thanks to the Upward Spiral for having me on their podcast, though I have to correct the record to say I am not a tastemaker or Ravens & Chimes would be touring with Arcade Fire right now.
Genuine satire: still funny after all these tweets.
So that’s how you get journalism jobs, thanks, Mediabistro!
A year ago, Tumblr did something unprecedented — we created an editorial team of experienced journalists and editors assigned to cover Tumblr as a living, breathing community. The team’s mandate was to tell the stories of Tumblr creators in a truly thoughtful way — focusing on the people, their…
So unprecedented Myspace did it like five years ago. Sad to see any journalism project go, though, and I wonder why Karp decided reinforcing Tumblr stars’ traffic and relevance (and devotion to the site) via “authentic” coverage is a bad idea.