Untangling Taylor Swift’s ‘Teenage Love Triangle’ Trilogy

As the song goes on, a contrite James mulls how to get Betty back: “The only thing I wanna do / Is make it up to you.” Swift pulls from her familiar bag of tricks here, giving us a rousing sing-along chorus and an exhilarating key change, and it’s easy to get caught up in […]

A northern soul

By mid-1977, the instantly intimidating and incendiary Fall were blasting tinny sound into cryptic song, fronted by that creepily normal looking maniac first spotted violently heckling Paul Weller – ‘fucking Tory scum’ – when the Jam played the Electric Circus. The Fall’s first show seemed to be played in front of an audience that consisted […]

Dark side of wine labeling: A California winemaker’s Oregon controversy

Since my story was published, there’s been a small update. On Monday, Oregon’s House Interim Committee on Economic Development and Trade convened a hearing to discuss, among other topics, how to address the Oregon wine industry’s growing concerns over wine labeling. A bottle of Wagner’s Elouan wine sat in front of the lawmakers. State Representative […]

Spotlight: Market fairness a mere pretext used in Washington’s TikTok ban

“We have faced all kinds of complex and unimaginable difficulties, including the tense international political environment, collision and conflict of different cultures and plagiarism and smears from competitor Facebook … We strictly abide by local laws, and will actively use the rights granted by the law to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the […]