charting my movements

October 10, 2011

I’ve already spent a good portion of October staying busy and mobile, a trend that promises to continue. This weekend I will be in New York City, attending Jacobin Magazine’s first event, a debate on #occupywallst on Friday, Oct. 14. I’m looking forward to the discussion, and hope to have some more observations of the DC occupations — yes, we have more than one! — to contribute.


Next weekend, October 22, I’m presenting a paper at the 2011 meeting of the American Studies Society in Baltimore on go-go music, informal markets, and urban space. I’m joining by two people doing excellent work on Mid-Atlantic music: Natalie Hopkinson, who has literally written the book on go-go; and Al Shipley, who is literally writing the book on Baltimore club. We go on at 10 AM. Check out the full listing of music panels¬†at the ASA.


Lil B and the Based Mode of Production

March 15, 2011

I have an essay in the latest issue of Jacobin Magazine on Lil B and social media.

I’d like to dedicate this one to Amtrak for providing me with hours of writing time on the computer, sans wifi-powered distractions.


Salem’s Hidden Valleys

September 22, 2010

You can find my essay on Salem and neoliberalism at Jacobin Magazine, along with many other interesting articles and interviews on politics and culture.