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My 25-year journey with an album I just heard for the first time

Photo: MirageC / Getty Images


This Is Us

A complicated love letter to music

Black and white side rear photo of a person’s face wearing earphones, hand moving towards ear.
Black and white side rear photo of a person’s face wearing earphones, hand moving towards ear.
Photo: Jordan Cameron/Flickr


Fiction

The Quarantine Diaries, Part Two

Orange and white cat sitting comfortably on a giant dark grey bean bag.
Orange and white cat sitting comfortably on a giant dark grey bean bag.


This Is Us

When the time to ‘sit back and unwind’ never arrives

Two Black people sitting outside at a small, round table with cold drinks on it.
Two Black people sitting outside at a small, round table with cold drinks on it.
Illustration: Mike Shirdan and Joey McIntosh


This Is Us

Seriously.

Photo courtesy of the author.


Express Yourself

After years of silence, I’m finally conquering my fear of singing in public

Vintage style shot of a gramophone.
Vintage style shot of a gramophone.
Photo: Yuri_Arcurs/Getty Images


Express Yourself

We were bad. That was the point.

The band onstage. The bassist is almost naked; the drummer is shirtless & wearing a balaclava, raising his sticks in the air.
The band onstage. The bassist is almost naked; the drummer is shirtless & wearing a balaclava, raising his sticks in the air.
Shitty, circa 1996. Photo courtesy of Davy Carren


Lived Through This

Notes on losing my hearing in isolation

A photo of static on a TV screen.
A photo of static on a TV screen.
Photo: Chonticha Vatpongpee/EyeEm/Getty Images


They build each other up, mindful that the world will try to tear them down

Billie Eilish onstage at the 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2018. Photo: Laura Todd Carns


A manifesto for middle-aged creatives

Photo: Manit Plangklang/EyeEm/Getty Images

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