Anatomy of a Truth-Bender published in NewMusicBox
I'm very happy to tell you that "Anatomy of a Truth-Bender," my recent essay in response to the Wall Street Journal's "Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker," has been published over at NewMusicBox, the multimedia publication of New Music USA. The Wall Street Journal's article purports to discuss the science behind Adele's hit song "Someone Like You." Unfortunately it's marred by a number of scientific and aesthetic misconceptions, which I address in my reaction piece. If you're interested in the intersection of music, science, and journalism, you might find it an engaging read. If you don't have time to read the full article, there are excellent summaries from Scientific American and The New Yorker's Alex Ross.