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Ethan Brown

June 7, 2004 | Pop Music Review
Straight Talk

The British rapper Mike Skinner, a.k.a. the Streets, lets us back into his weird, obsessive life on his surprisingly powerful sophomore record.

May 24, 2004 | Pop Music Review
Morrissey Loves Company

The ex-Smiths singer has made a startling comeback by reminding old fans how sad and lonely they used to be.

May 10, 2004 | Pop Music Review
In Brief: Loretta Lynn and Jack White

From The Smiths to Nirvana, much of the best pop and rock music has been made by fans.

April 26, 2004 | Intelligencer
Blogs Over Baghdad

A new set of Iraqi bloggers on the ongoing war.

April 26, 2004 | Pop Music Review
A New Reign

Prince has been disappointing for a decade. But just when expectations could hardly scrape any lower, he has made a great record.

April 12, 2004 | Pop Music Review
Out of Touch

While other eighties pop stars are redefining themselves as entertainers and sexual icons, Janet Jackson seems oddly stuck in time.

March 22, 2004 | Intelligencer
Booked Club

What really takes place after hours? A close reading of the Sound Factory indictment.

March 8, 2004 | Pop Music Review
Key West

Producer Kanye West makes his rapping debut with an album suffused with emotion; disco auteur Arthur Russell gets his due, posthumously.

February 23, 2004 | Cityside
Closing Time?

A proposed after-hours license looms like an apocalyptic last call over everyone from Lotus to Schiller's. Club owners' alternative: Let us have cops!

February 23, 2004 | Pop Music Review
In Brief: Norah Jones

Ethan Brown reviews Feels Like Home by Norah Jones.

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