Auditory Memory Posts

May 11 / blog
January 15 / 1990s

This morning, I learned from I Will Dare that Dolores O’Riordan, the voice of the band the Cranberries, has died. I had heard the Cranberries here and there, and then I saw them open for The The in 1993. (September 19,…

Read the PostLingering

November 18 / blog

Somehow, I manage to be simultaneously a bit of a Pollyanna and a bitter realist. One might call the philosophy that has allowed me to keep my equanimity around the election “Disaster Zen.” What is behind my adoption of Disaster…

Read the PostLit Counts: Disaster Zen for Writers

November 14 / blog

So now I think I’m funny, apparently. It might be too soon, but if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry, right? 9. Count Olaf inspired the Gothic Archies to write an entire album about him, but Donald Trump has to do his own…

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November 9 / blog

On this day after the US election, my Facebook feed is full of my friends’ grief. They’re not grieving about a candidate — not really. They are grieving because they have to look their crying children in the eyes and…

Read the PostPost-election: ‘My culture is punk rock’

November 6 / blog
October 14 / feminism

This week, I’ve read a few dozen of the thousands of stories of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, verbal assault, sexual assault and rape that women have shared in my Facebook feed, on Twitter and in essays broadcast online. I don’t…

Read the PostOn being safe from men

June 16 / 1990s

I’m not mad, I just had nuff’ of the ruff stuff Remember when Queen Latifah was a rapper only? You talk about flavor, I got enough flavor to make a grapefruit sweet Get old ladies jumpin’ out of their seats…

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May 10 / 1990s
May 5 / 1980s