Levi Dayan

The House That Built Rush Limbaugh

One of the most bizarre and irritating quirks about social media is the cycle of bullshit that repeats itself every time an evil person dies. Each time, like clockwork, excitement at the demise of some stain on humanity is met with scolding, or sometimes even blatant revisionist history to make these people look more human. …

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Everything is Improvisation

With each change or shift or risk the musicians would take and work through, I could feel the sheer volume of opportunity and chance in the music as something profoundly inspiring.

Is Genre Obsolete?

While artists rejecting categorization is nothing new, the change this decade is that listeners are now rejecting it along with them.

Coping with Crisis

I’ve come home to a particularly strange environment, one not radically different from the one I come home to every break, but with enough tweaks that it exists in a liminal space that is even more alien than something entirely new.

Why don’t we give Oscars to movies from past years, such as Forrest Gump?

Movies, movies, movies. Everybody loves them, and for good reason. And since the beginning of time, from Stone Age to phone age, Austin Powers to Austin Powers Goldmember, nothing has been more important in movie history than the Oscar. It is the Big One, the golden guy, the mighty Oscar, the single biggest sign that …

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