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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Ted Leo Is Like You

"I wrote this song 14 years ago,” says Ted Leo, gazing at his tiny audience. “There would be nights that I would look at the setlist and think, ‘I can’t believe I have to do this fucking song again.'” He grimaces. “And then I do, and I think, ‘I’m glad I kept it on the set list.'”

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Esquire

Elisabeth Moss: I'd Be a "Fucking Idiot" To Turn Down 'The ...

On November 9, while you were nursing your Election Day hangover, Elisabeth Moss was up at 6:00 a.m. to shoot an episode of The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu's dystopian—and eerily prescient—fable of patriarchy run rampant, and one of the most anticipated TV events of the year.

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Super-Connected: Belly, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Letters To Cleo, And The Boston Scene Then And Now

It’s a frigid Saturday night in mid-March, and some of the most popular and beloved figures to ever emerge from the Boston alternative rock music scene — including Belly, Juliana Hatfield, Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando, and Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz — are all under the same roof for the first time in decades to play a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Esquire

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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Variety

Stan Lee Celebrates a Marvelous Career in Comics and Film

Stan Lee, legendary comic writer and co-creator of iconic Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, is a spry 94 years old, and he’s still trying to outdo himself career-wise.

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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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Chris Cornell: Chronicler Of The Black Days - Stereogum

I keep going back to the last time I saw Chris Cornell. In light of yesterday’s news, it’s the only comfort I can find.

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W. Kamau Bell Is Trying To Become A Thing

A few years ago, sick of performing for San Francisco audiences who didn't want to hear about race or politics, he was ready to quit comedy completely. Now he's the host of TV's most di......

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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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Pitchfork

The Problem With Ed Sheeran And "Nice Guys" Like Him

Ed Sheeran, Lou Barlow, Taylor Swift and the toxic ballad of the Nice Guy™....

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Billboard

Christian Music in Trump's America: Two Artists on the Pressure to Keep Quiet

Perhaps not surprisingly, the contemporary Christian music industry has stayed comparatively silent on the subject of Trump

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'Rough Night' Game Night

A Trivia Contest with the cast of 'Rough Night, ' written and hosted by myself.

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Casey Dienel Retires White Hinterland and Discovers Herself

Casey Dienel likes having rules. For more than a decade, the singer-songwriter has been recording lush, gauzy art-pop as White Hinterland. Each time she started writing an album, she would give herself a set of restraints.