Students in the Writing Cultural Criticism for the Media course put together a collection of their writing from throughout the term and created a blog space to share with the public.
“There is a softer side to writing cultural criticism that frequently goes unacknowledged. In an effort to prove that critics are not all soul-less leeches, I have compiled a number of principles that guide me when I write criticism. Consider this my manifesto as a critic.”
“I don’t know whether to be proud of my extensive musical knowledge that dates back several decades, or embarrassed at how loudly I belted out every tune as if Bryan Adams were actually Justin Bieber (or whoever the kids listen to nowadays)…My one true love is live music, and everything about a concert atmosphere appeals to me: the fans, the production value, the blinding lights, and overpriced beverage options. But my favourite part?”