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    The seductive nostalgia of “Stranger Things”

    Over at Salon, I wrote a piece called "Just like ’80s nerd heaven: The seductive nostalgia of “Stranger Things” — and my unexpected ambivalence" that explore how Netflix's supernatural show raids my childhood pop-culture loves, from D&D to E.T. — and I admit, I felt conflicted.



    iTunes turns 10 and I long for my vinyl

    Together, iTunes and the iTunes Store represent the most important media innovation since the Internet. But in marking the anniversary and thus reflecting on music’s fickle format history this week, I’ve also become extremely nostalgic for my old media consumption habits. I even miss CDs. Yes, those silvery digital objects. When CDs usurped records and cassettes, their groove-less surfaces seemed to reflect the impersonal computer-age future. They were reviled by audiophiles, who found the sonic quality inferior and the quiet playback eerie. A laser reads the music? Where are the pops and scratches? The clunk of the needle? It made no sense.

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