An educator, scholar and critic of music, politics and media, Jayson Harsin was an indie rock and alt. country dj for seven years at WNUR radio in Chicago. He has two blogs. A music blog: "Parisite:Indie News from Paris," and a Politics, Media, and Culture blog: "Pearls Before Swine".His academic writings have been published in several books and journals. He is also a regular music contributor to Popmatters, and his writing on film has appeared in Bright Lights Film journal (online) and Bad Subjects. He is currently at work on a book, The Rumor Bomb: Vertiginous Politics in Convergence Culture.
How do environments, landscapes human and natural, influence and structure the behavior, emotions, and thoughts of human beings?
Remembering 9/11 has been the object of continual political exploitation for five years. Most of all, Bush has used it to justify Iraq.
"Damn, here I am on the Internet and I've got so much crap to do!"
Short reviews for the attention deficient.
Who's better off since Katrina?
Review of bands at Rock en Seine, music festival: Morissey, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Raconteurs, Kasabian, TV on Radio.