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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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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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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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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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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Why the Daniel Radcliffe Didn't Want Anyone Else to Play a Farting Corpse

A few weeks ago on a hot Monday afternoon, a handful of journalists boarded a double-decker New York tour bus for a cruise around the city, only to be confronted with the unexpected inclusion of a life-sized and unnervingly accurate replica of Daniel Radcliffe's deteriorating corpse.

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Blink-182 Co-Founder Tom DeLonge Goes Deep on UFOs, Government Coverups and Why Aliens are Bigger than Jesus

Tom DeLonge introduced himself to the world by streaking his way through Blink-182's video for "What's My Age Again?" and has since leveraged the multiplatinum success of the pop-punk group to become a clothing magnate (with his companies Macbeth Footwear and Atticus), social media entrepreneur (his......

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How Paul Thomas Anderson Selectively Defined Two Decades of Music Videos

Unlike his peers Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, or David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson never spent a formative period in the music video coal mines, crafting eye-popping images for '90s buzz bands and pop ingenues, as his public woodshedding was limited to his little seen but promising debut film Hard Eight.

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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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‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ and the Song That’s Making Radiohead Fans Lose Their Minds

A Moon Shaped Pool, the Radiohead album that appeared yesterday after a brief and cryptic lead-up, is one of the most intricately stitched together albums they’ve ever made. Which is saying something. There’s a lot to unpack here.

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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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The War on Drugs: Dream World

“One more round,” Adam Granduciel yells, hand in the air. He steps back into the batting cage and, just like the last few times, most of the balls he hits go straight up to the top of the net. I’m not entirely sure how one “wins” at a batting cage, but I’m fairly certain that’s not it.

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What Happens When a Straight Director Tries His Hand at Camp? — 'The Neon Demon' Review

It's hard to say for certain, but Nicolas Winding Refn's latest The Neon Demon seems like the first film best experienced via Twitter and Tumblr.

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Todd Haynes Talks Carol, His Potential New HBO Show And Keeping It Semiotic After All These Years

On the surface (and when you discuss this filmmaker, you simply must discuss the surface), Todd Haynes' new film Carol is the relentlessly experimental director's most straightforward film yet.

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Hey! Ho! Let's Go to the Queens Museum

A four-room salute to the three-chord brats that changed the face of music, fashion, and pop culture at large emerges at Queens Museum's new exhibit Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk.