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Fritz Chrysler is a classically trained concert violinist, with awards on the national and international level. He has a PhD in Philosophy and taught classes in Ethics and Philosophy of Art.

Music Review: U2 – ‘Songs of Innocence’

U2 - Songs of Innocence

U2's latest effort, 'Songs of Innocence,' finds the band trudging through the wastelands of well-intentioned adult contemporary music. Read More »

Music Review: Parquet Courts – ‘Sunbathing Animal’

Sunbathing Animal

Parquet Courts sucks the life out of punk with an album of shrugs. Read More »

Music Review: Saintseneca – ‘Dark Arc’

Saintseneca - 'Dark Arc'

Despite the looming presence of modern indie touches, Saintseneca avoids letting those influences dominate. The band’s more artful qualities shine through. Read More »

Stephen Colbert and Asian-Americans: The Standing to Be Satirical

stephen colbert asian-americans

Defenders of Colbert in the recent #CancelColbert debate are right that Colbert's segment was satirical. They just don't know what good satire is. Read More »

Music Review: Foster the People – ‘Supermodel’

foster the people - supermodel

Not sure of where to go after 'Torches,' Foster the People stumbles over its own formulas in a struggle to find traction. Read More »

Music Review: The Bad Plus – ‘The Rite of Spring’

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus should be commended for tackling a prohibitive work, but the result is a tame interpretation of the original. Read More »

Music Review: Future Islands – ‘Singles’

FI_singles

Future Islands' latest effort begins with a bang, but a lack of hooks drags the rest of the album down. Read More »