Rod Smith

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  • 7 years ago | Longform

    When a chance encounter brings the inventor of instant powdered booze and the designer of a pedal-powered car together at the opening of David Ohle's third novel, their prospects for entanglement seem slim. Both are traveling to Witchy Toe, where ...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    PAUL METZGER Gedanken Splitter Roaratorio DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey Riverboat Records Paul Metzger and Debashish Bhattacharya are two peas in a pod—possibly the world's longest: The 49-year-old g...

  • 8 years ago | Essays

    Nine excruciatingly long years have passed since Dr. Dre's 2001 dropped. Originally scheduled for release in 2004, then canceled and reactivated, Detox might actually be coming out this year (assuming Dre's new career in film production doesn't ge...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Philip PullmanBy Rod SmithEven if New Line's Golden Compass were a halfway faithful adaptation of Philip Pullman's novel, rather than the miserably bowdlerized, $180-million spool of poo it is, the film wouldn't have been the biggest feather in th...

  • 8 years ago | Essays

    Metal's growing damn fast for a genre pushing 40. While volume and virtuosity still reign, hordes of practitioners have dumped a host of 20th-century stereotypes—especially rock-star shit. Example: Instead of lording over the backstage scene...

  • 8 years ago | Essays

    Huntley Miller and I are shit-faced. Luckily, we don't stand out: The throng at Fat Kid Wednesdays bassist Adam Linz's end-of-summer party abounds with revelers far tipsier than us. Which is a little scary; it's just past midnight, and Linz has ta...

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