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The critic as parasite

It’s an interesting time to be a music critic. So far 2014 has been marked by an assortment of micro-scandals about the way that music criticism is written, from both inside and outside the profession. Read more »

KYD No.17 teaser: Bethanie Blanchard in conversation with Eleanor Catton

In the second KYD No. 17 teaser, our new Interviews Editor Bethanie Blanchard chats to Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton. Read more »

That kind of racism just ain’t for us: Lorde’s ‘Royals’ and offence criticism

One of the most widely-read and influential pieces of music criticism in 2013 was not written by a music critic – its author possesses a master’s degree in sexuality and public health, works in the field of reproductive justice, and had written little about music before the … Read more »