Michael Tedder

Michael Tedder

Culture Writer And Editor

Art, Film, Music, Television And Long-Form Feature Writing, Online News Writing. Say hello at mtedder at gmail.

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Chris Gethard Is About to Get Shoved Into the Locker of Success

What happens when comedy's biggest loser finally starts winning?​

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Stereogum

Holding Out For That Teenage Feeling

In the lobby of Philadelphia’s Hilton Garden Inn, Charlie Lowe, Beach Slang’s tour manager, leans over and adjusts frontman James Alex’s bowtie.

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Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

There's a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana's old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little side-to-side dance. The van's name is "Fast Car," after the Tracy Chapman hit that the band cranks every time they head out to the next...

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Nickelback Won The '90s Culture War

I got married a few years ago. As part of my bachelor party, my kind and thoughtful friends paraded me around the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area — where at the time I lived, and which since 2000 has had the reputation of being the epicenter of the American hipster — while wearing the following lovingly assembled uniform that my friends had gone to great length to purchase from eBay: camouflage parachute pants with tiny America flags emblazoned upon them; a baseball cap sporting the Black Eyed Peas logo; and, the piece de resistance, a 2009 Nickelback tour T-shirt.

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Esquire

Jeffrey Tambor Says He's Still Finding Maura One Episode at a Time

The Emmy winner talks about the latest season of Transparent and Arrested Development's uncertain future.

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Rebecca Hall Is Telling the Saddest Story in TV History That Everyone Forgot

She talks about giving the performance of her career in Christine, based on the true story of the troubled Christine Chubbuck.

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On The Radical Compassion Of The Hotelier

Christian Holden will go to epic, often unreasonable lengths to get a good album cover. But they draw the line at getting arrested.

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Boys For Pele Turns 20

This past Monday, I lightly moderated a conversation between two young, outspoken female musicians that I admire greatly — one a friend of a few years, one I've been a fan of for nearly as long. Both of these women have been on the receiving end of the sort of...

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Esquire

Why the 'King of Underrated Movies’ Returned to Hollywood

Greg Mottola got his start in the '90s indie boom and played his hand at Hollywood. After a stint in TV, he's now working on the big screen with A-list names.

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Esquire

How Mike Mills Approached Feminist Issues Cautiously With '20th ...

Mike Mills has built a career and an aesthetic out of finding moments of quiet vulnerability, usually the type of things people would be too embarrassed to even acknowledge, and presenting them as totemic evidence of the world's beauty. With his latest film 20th Century Women, he's outdone himself.

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10 Biggest Oscar Snubs of All Time - Best Movies that Didn't Win ...

Here's a list of ten of the best films ever made. They will resonate as long as humanity is interested in stories about itself. Because of a terminal tendency to play it safe and give in to groupthink, and because the world is fundamentally unfair, none of them won the Oscar for Best Picture.

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Q&A: Japandroids Remain On Brand With Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

As soon as Japandroids’ Brian King gets to the studio, he starts playing with the cat, and in-between getting his photo taken, he’ll repeatedly walk over to Cooley, lounging in a director’s chair and stroke his fur. King is wearing black pants and a black T-shirt, and shortly after he arrives and pets Cooley, he changes into even tighter black jeans and a black sleeveless T-shirt. Aesthetics are very important to him and his band, as anyone who’s glanced at his album covers can attest.

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Car Seat Headrest Finds Peace In “Denial”

Will Toledo, frontman, guitarist and creative mastermind behind Car Seat Headrest, is seated in a quiet lower-level interview room in the sprawling New York offices of the Beggars Group.

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Esquire

10 Best Oscar Best Picture Award Winning Movies of All Time

The Academy Awards are known for honoring some less-than-stellar films, but here are ten Best Picture winners that deserved the award.

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Billboard

Fifth Harmony's New Harmonies: Taylor Hanson & Pentatonix's Arranger Explain What Happens When Five Become Four

Much has been made of the circumstances of Cabello’s departure, but from a purely musical standpoint, what happens when a five-member vocal group becomes four?