Author Archives: Andy Verderosa

About Andy Verderosa

Andy is a writer and copywriter in New York. Follow him at @andyverderosa.

Surrendering to Spotify

Last Sunday I was in a good mood, a really good mood.  A mood good enough to purchase something stupid.  When the Urban Outfitters ‘sale’ section proved underwhelming I took out my CC and bought the next most illogical thing: … Continue reading

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Rubbing SXSW elbows with the stars

Southby is all about the secret shows. While it’s cool to check out new bands and catch big performers at the biggest stages, everyone’s real goal is to somehow find the underground, cocaine-fueled after party filled with spec scripts and … Continue reading

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Art vs Entertainment in The Comedy

Last week I saw The Comedy, a new movie by Rick Alverson starring Tim Heidecker.  The movie follows Heidecker’s trust-fun character through a series of social interactions. We watched as the Brooklynite explored his world by feeling out the boundaries … Continue reading

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We are never getting back together

In the next few days, the NHL will end it’s lockout and all will be restored in the world for a lot of people like me. But it will take a while.  The lockout’s bitter taste will linger on the … Continue reading

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Ugly sweater parties and searching for tradition in all the wrong places

It’s a pretty safe bet that anyone between the age of 18-26 with any kind of social life has been invited to an “Ugly Sweater” party this weekend. The idea is a novel one.  Wear  an “ugly” sweater (read: sweater … Continue reading

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Some underground music genres, probably

Stuckpop Stuckpop emerged in the late 2000s in Melbourne and parts of London.  The style relies on very light distortion and euphorically steady rhythmic patterns. The sound is inherently melodramatic with pianos typically at the helm.  Stuckpop is an apology … Continue reading

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Accidental identity politics on screen

Two of my favorite things over this past month were, like much of the population, Argo and Homeland. What these two excellent examples of cinema share is a common antagonist: Muslims in the Middle East.  As Pouya Alimagham of the Huffington … Continue reading

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