Sierra Sterling


Shortcuts—Beirut's March of the Zapotec/Holland

It seems as if Beirut fashioned the structure of March/Holland after the idea of a vinyl record.


February 17, 2009

Art Institute pays dues to Burnham’s 99-year-old brainchild

2009 marks the centennial of Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago, a plan whose features dominate Chicago life.


October 7, 2008

Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue

When Rilo Kiley front-woman Jenny Lewis released Rabbit Fur Coat in 2006, listeners heard a new confidence in her voice.


October 4, 2008

Shortcut—The Bake Sale, by The Cool Kids

The Bake Sale offers a lot of insight into why The Cool Kids have gotten so much love. The EP feels laid-back, as if Mikey and Chuck wake up, put on their vinyl jackets, scarves, and retro-Nikes, and just start to spit rhymes as easily as breathing.


May 30, 2008

Stormy weather can’t upstage Summer Breeze


May 20, 2008

VHS or Beta pauses from tour, enters rock world with Comets


May 9, 2008

Caribou brings chameleon ethos to the stage


April 10, 2008

Kilimnik’s approach to art reveals cruelty of kitsch


February 29, 2008

Book treats Internet with wonder, criticism


November 20, 2007