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Matthew Miles Goodrich

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Matthew Miles Goodrich is a writer and organizer living in Brooklyn with his substantial collection of aging rock star posters. His favorite book is "The Wind In The Willows." He tweets @doublemgood.
Before the written word, rhyme and rhythm documented the exploits of heroes. Song emerged as a mnemonic medium for Greek storytellers, spinning verse and into narrative choruses and epic poetry. The foibles of vision and memory meant that no two re-tellings ever conveyed the story exactly right. Rather, these sculptors of song expressed the contours of emotion with protean plots—winding tortuous paths to the same destination. This was the Homeric version of “you get the...
Cleo Tucker wanted to know if I was going to the show. “The new Lexie is incredible,” they assured me, “I mean, Greta in general is incredible.” “Greta” is Greta Kline, who performs spacey diaristic songs in minute-long chunks as the wistful Frankie Cosmos. “Lexie” is the new outfit she has put together with members of the punkish Atlanteans in Warehouse. “The show” is tonight's sold-out Northside Festival set at Williamsburg's Polish national home Warsaw...
If you want to stay relevant to readers, “go challenge Wall Street.” Such was Mayor Bill de Blasio's advice for reporters and publishers on Friday afternoon. Gently ribbing his interviewer Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeedNews, for a particular brand of journalism more interested in clicks than coverage, de Blasio made his pitch to the media elite gathered at The William Vale for the Northside Report event: “theres' no reason why can't be substantive...
There's a breed of coastal urban elite—the sort that attends a panel, for example, stacked with expert journalists on Russian perfidy, national security vulnerabilities, and the diffuseness of digital information—which have earned notoriety for blowing the 2016 election. These people, the argument goes, are walled off by gridded city streets, disconnected with the rest of America, the real America. We (and I have to say we, since I was raised in the Acela corridor...

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