Posts tagged ‘Chuck Klosterman’

May 26, 2010

SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK WRITER?

The always reliable Pop Matters has asked nearly every music critic they could get their hands on to share their tips for aspiring journalists, reviewers, and feature writers.  Among the host of participants is SLS Montreal faculty member Chuck Klosterman, whose advice is sage, sober, and practical (“Clarity is extremely important, unless you honestly don’t care about how people interpret your ideas.”)  Check out the article here (Chuck is at the bottom of the page).

April 14, 2010

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN ON FOOTBALL, ICONOGRAPHY, AND INTERPRETATION

“Football,” which is here reprinted on ESPN.com’s Page 2 blog, is the centerpiece essay in SLS Montreal faculty member Chuck Klosterman’s most recent book, Eating the Dinosaur.  It’s essential reading for those who think about football in abstract terms (there are more of us than you think), but it’s also worth reading for Klosterman’s reading of football as essentially progressive in its nature, despite the somewhat-conservative nature of its iconography and demographic.  As with most of Klosterman’s essays, the stated subject is only half of the point; it is his paradoxically serious and playful exegesis of why unimportant things are truly on display here.

March 15, 2010

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN ON BEING PAVEMENT

SLS Montreal faculty member Chuck Klosterman interviews Stephen Malkmus of reunited indie rockers Pavement; much pontificating on what it means to be an ironic legend ensues.