Jim DeRogatis began his writing career in high school in 1982, completing an assignment by interviewing another young-blooming music thinker: the brightly burned out, young, and probably canon Lester Bangs. Twenty-eight years later DeRogatis is a widely and justifiably respected critic and journa ... More >>
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