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It’s Arrested Development: How ‘High Fidelity’ Has Endured Beyond Its Cultural Sell-By Date

By Yasmina Tawil

By Vikram Murthi

It’s easy to forget now that at the beginning of 2020, before the pandemic had taken hold of our consciousness, for a brief moment, High Fidelity was back. Not only did Nick Hornby’s debut novel and Stephen Frears’ film adaptation celebrate major milestones this year — 25th and 20th anniversaries, respectively — but a TV adaptation premiered on Hulu in February. In light of all of these arbitrary signposts, multiple thinkpieces and remembrances litigated Hornby’s original text on familiar, predictable grounds. Is the novel/film’s protagonist Rob actually an asshole? (Sure.) Does Hornby uphold his character’s callous attitudes towards women? (Not really.) Hasn’t the story’s gatekeeping, anti-poptimist approach to artistic taste culturally run its course? (Probably.) Why do we need to revisit this story about this person right now? (Fair question!)

 

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A Playlist: What Were Listening To This Week

By Yasmina Tawil

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Well this is the New Year…

Damn, son. Its 2017! Congratulations to those of us who have made it this far. We pour one out for those who werent able to cross that finish line.

Lets play a game where we try our best to make this year the best year ever. Think we can do that? Im down if you are.

First things first: good-ass music!

Heres the Musings New Year / New Me Playlist That Doesnt Really Expect You...

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A Playlist: What We’re Listening To This Week

By Yasmina Tawil

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Well this is the New Year…

Damn, son. It’s 2017! Congratulations to those of us who have made it this far. We pour one out for those who weren’t able to cross that finish line. 

Let’s play a game where we try our best to make this year the best year ever. Think we can do that? I’m down if you are. 

First things first: good-ass music! 

Here’s the Musings New Year / New Me Playlist That Doesn’t Really...

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A Playlist: What Were Listening To This Week

By Yasmina Tawil

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When I find Myself in Times of Trouble…

Many people would agree that 2016 has been one of the more frustrating and heartbreaking years in recent memory and, to be honest, it looks like 2017 might be a slog too. In times like these, there are a few places to turn for guidance, comfort, and strength. Our favorite refuges from the troubles of the world are movies (duh) and music.

Which is why we’d love...

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A Playlist: What We’re Listening To This Week

By Yasmina Tawil

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When I find Myself in Times of Trouble…

Many people would agree that 2016 has been one of the more frustrating and heartbreaking years in recent memory and, to be honest, it looks like 2017 might be a slog too. In times like these, there are a few places to turn for guidance, comfort, and strength. Our favorite refuges from the troubles of the world are movies (duh) and music.

Which is why we’d love...

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The Village Voice: It's Gonna Be 100 Degrees Today

By Yasmina Tawil

The Village Voice: It's Gonna Be 100 Degrees Today:

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People are tossing around the word heat dome. Air conditioning in the Voice office is making us feel really strongly about ordering in for lunch. Heres a few songs to make this weather a little easier.

Martha and the Vandellas Heatwave

The Hot Boys I Need A Hot Girl

Friendly Fires…

Hot Jamz Village Voice! love it!

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The Village Voice: It's Gonna Be 100 Degrees Today

By Yasmina Tawil

The Village Voice: It's Gonna Be 100 Degrees Today:

villagevoice:

People are tossing around the word “heat dome.” Air conditioning in the Voice office is making us feel really strongly about ordering in for lunch. Here’s a few songs to make this weather a little easier.

Martha and the Vandellas — Heatwave

The Hot Boys — I Need A Hot Girl

Friendly Fires…

Hot Jamz Village Voice! love it!

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