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Articles by Greg Nissan

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ONE MORE SUCK AT YOUR LIFE

The Lyrical Mutations of Can and Sun Ra

Arts, May 01 2015

by Greg Nissan

She can have she, like her birthday, sooth To sing swan song - Damo Suzuki, “Sing Swan Song” (songmeanings.com) vs. Shaking …

From the Editors V.30 N.7

News, Apr 03 2015

by Greg Nissan

[ The form of this FTE imitates Paul Legault's The Other Poems—Eds. ] Nothing sadder than soggy pizza, our imperial grandmother …

Take It From The Top

The Turbulent Evolution of Mama Coco's

Arts, Nov 21 2014

by Greg Nissan

It’s easy to wrap oneself up in the cushy utopian promise of music on the Internet: almost anyone can release an …

A Conversation with William Deresiewicz

Arts, Sep 19 2014

by Greg Nissan

Bill Deresiewicz can see your criticism from across the auditorium. What else would you expect from someone who leveled a pubic …

The Weird Translator That Everyone Is

a conversation with poet & translator Paul Legault

Arts, May 02 2014

by Greg Nissan

Paul Legault is an interstitial poet. He marries a classic lyric sensibility with class-clownery. Sometimes he speaks with the dead, cracking …

Foreign Wallpaper

A conversation with translator Susan Bernofsky

Interviews, Feb 28 2014

by Greg Nissan

Translators do many things. Sometimes they search their own language for a choice phrase in an attempt to capture the beauty …

May The Loudest Man Win

Arts, Feb 07 2014

by Greg Nissan

It’s hard to say precisely what the event of the 56th Grammys was—the ceremony or its online afterlife. Like many, I …

The Orgasmic Farm

in conversation with Bioerotics pioneer Terry Dieffenbach

Literary, Nov 26 2013

by Greg Nissan

Last week I met Terry Dieffenbach at Dae Lim’s, a small organic Korean pancakery in Southern New England. In his acryllic-stained …

Polar Opposites

A Conversation with David Longstreth of the Dirty Projectors

Interviews, Apr 27 2013

by Greg Nissan

[start hero]​[end hero] David Longstreth’s songs don’t explain him; they imitate him. The creative force and leader of The Dirty Projectors, …

Up In the Air

Metabolics, Mar 08 2013

by Alex Ronan, Greg Nissan & Sam Rosen

[start large] [end large] “I'm not quite sure I believe the final shot, though” Roger Ebert said of Love and Basketball’s …

The Worst Kind of Punchline

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Greg Nissan & Joe de Jonge

“power fails and 49ers surge, but Ravens Win” - The New York Times. “Lights Out! Ravens Win the Super Bowl!” - …

The Beekeeper God

Literary, Feb 17 2013

by Greg Nissan

The Beekeeper God has been visiting me in my dreams. Well, no, he visits me during dream hours, wakes me up …

The Worst Kind of Punch Line

Metabolics, Feb 08 2013

by Greg Nissan & Joe de Jonge

[start hero] [end hero] …

Dynamic Range

The Politics of Popular Dance

Arts & Culture, Feb 05 2013

by Greg Nissan

This is not about you. You will not Travolta across the dance floor, the neon lights on the lapels of your …

Throwback Live

Nas, Lauryn Hill, and '90s Nostlagia

Arts & Culture, Nov 16 2012

by Greg Nissan

It would’ve been hard for me to pass up Nas and Lauryn Hill’s double bill on Monday night at Lupo’s. They’re …

I Want to Punch Him in the Face

Discomfort comedy and the ironic generation

Arts & Culture, Nov 11 2012

by Greg Nissan

The film opens with a familiar sight: the mid-30s hipster donning a blank expression, a trendy button-down that snags on his …

Synthetic Synth

Supergroups in the age of new disco

Arts & Culture, Oct 28 2012

by Greg Nissan

Dan Boeckner is out of place in 2012. The former Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs leader took the stage last Tuesday …

GREG’S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE REVIEW

Arts, Mar 20 2012

by Greg Nissan

A sincere review of Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie would be pointless. The duo’s absurd sense of humor—resistant to any …

Yo La Tengo at the Met Café

blog, Sep 12 2011

by Greg Nissan

If it weren't for the crowd's shouts and applause it would seem as if the guitar technicians had just taken the …