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Hugo Lindgren

July 17, 2006 | The Pop Music Review
It’s a Hard Rock Life

New DVDs about the Minutemen and Luna show indie rock in all its ragged, poverty-stricken glory.

July 10, 2006
Pinup Goalie: Shep Messing

Q&A with the notorious seventies soccer star.

June 12, 2006 | Features
Gangs of New York

Their twins due home from intensive care any minute, an anxious couple considers the high cost—physical, marital, and financial—of multiples.

February 6, 2006 | The Pop Music Review
Garbagehead Revisited

East River Pipe is a one-man band that makes beautiful pop out of a decade and a half of very hard living.

October 31, 2005 | Pop Music Review
The Band That Ate Canada

Broken Social Scene is a seventeen-member “collective” that sounds like fourteen different bands. Luckily, none of them is Duran Duran.

August 8, 2005 | Pop Music Review
I Love the Eighties

Not to mention the early nineties. And I’m not ashamed to admit it. Luckily, college rock is back, and better than ever.

June 6, 2005 | The Book Review
Losing His Grip

Nick Hornby is a lovely, witty prose stylist—but without real characters, his latest novel falls flat.

December 20, 2004 | It Happened This Year: A Guide to 2004
Merely Setting Foot on the Street Induced Panic and Dread.

“Manholia,” a not completely irrational fear of manholes, is the newest urban neurosis.

December 20, 2004 | It Happened This Year: A Guide to 2004
The City Became a Giant Infomercial Set.

Everyone from Falun Gong to U2 decided to use the streets as their own personal soundstage.

November 15, 2004 | Pop Music Review
Living Things; Kimi Ga Suki

Matthew Sweet is one of those artists who labor under a burden of their own making: a great album.

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