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Music – 10 for 2013

In what must seem like a bid for the tardiest best of 2013 music list, here are my picks of the year. I had it ready to go back in January, but refrained from posting it as I felt that … Continue reading






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Activities Elsewhere

Apologies for the prolonged silence here at the Forecast. I’m in the midst of teaching a seminar on cultural memory, critical theory, and pop music and I’ve set up a course website that has distracted me from my duties here. … Continue reading






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History as written by the losers

I’m in the midst of revising an article on the 2006 film by L’Atelier national du Manitoba, Death by Popcorn: The Tragedy of the Winnipeg Jets, for an edited volume that will hopefully be published sometime in 2013. I’ve been … Continue reading






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Returning soon to Forecast Centre

Apologies for the radio silence. I’ve been on a bit of a holiday from Forecast Centre, but will return in just a few days. The usual, and obligatory, year-end round-ups will follow then.






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Hitchcock double feature

A keen bit of course scheduling meant that I had the opportunity to watch both Vertigo and The Birds last week. Students in my Critical Theory class seemed to enjoy Vertigo a great deal, not least because it offered them … Continue reading






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We Almost Lost Detroit

It has been interesting over the past couple of years to watch the way in which Detroit has come to occupy a very specific place in the contemporary cultural imagination. There is a whole strain of contemporary photography that takes … Continue reading






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1991 – Postscript on Record Stores

Another aspect of listening to pop in the provinces that I failed to mention in my previous post is the crucial role that independent record stores played in making things accessible. Halifax in the late 80s and early 90s was … Continue reading






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