Sierra Sterling

CONTRIBUTIONS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 30, 2008

Stormy weather can’t upstage Summer Breeze

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May 20, 2008

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

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May 9, 2008

Caribou brings chameleon ethos to the stage

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April 10, 2008

Kilimnik’s approach to art reveals cruelty of kitsch

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February 29, 2008

Book treats Internet with wonder, criticism

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November 20, 2007