ARTICLES BY Ben Bush
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Return of the Perm

Ben Bush

05.31.10

Has every hairstyle been exhausted? The iterations of the Mohawk? The social signifier of the Jennifer Anniston dyed/bleached and layered cut? The…

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Reboots uniting parents and children: pop-cultural apologism

Ben Bush

04.27.10

I’ve often wondered if remakes and reboots are timed about a generation apart in order to hit two demographics at once. Parents and children…

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Film: RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Ben Bush

11.13.09

My own position on copyright gets muddier and muddier but this is a compelling and visually enticing copyleft documentary starring the usual suspects…

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Fanzine Speaks! Kaya Oakes and Indie Everything

Ben Bush

10.05.09

 

Hey special thanks to Kaya Oakes for a great time last Sunday at Skylight Books and thanks to everyone who was…

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Book: Deborah Eisenberg

Ben Bush

10.02.09

Last week Deborah Eisenberg was given one of this year’s famed MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants. I’m a big fan of her short stories,…

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Book: Awkward Press

Ben Bush

09.12.09

Jeffrey Dinsmore’s novels begin as page-turning genre fiction satires but in their oddness and literary invention quickly veer into something else….

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DJ/rupture: Mudd Up! WFMU

Ben Bush

08.25.09

When I first heard DJ/rupture’s Minesweeper Suite with its brutal combination of club hip-hop, breakcore and obscure international gems, it opened a…

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Music: Serengeti

Ben Bush

07.19.09

Novelty rap song or brilliant character portrait? "Dennehy" is the single from Chicago rapper Serengeti’s album of the same name. The…

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Understanding Comics

Ben Bush

07.13.09

There has been a lot of hand-wringing among critics that high-quality journalism will be lost as news makes it’s transition onto the internet but…

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Book: Infinite Summer

Ben Bush

07.06.09

Before leaving for a year abroad in South Korea, I used a razor blade to cut my copy of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest into four sections:…