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Popular culture isn’t as isolated as it used to be. It’s consumed in various bits and pieces, with the past, present and future colliding in a flurry of sound, vision and words – a place where indie music and culture news happily coexist. It’s a landscape filled with everything from Quentin Tarantino’s cult-movie influences to Kanye West’s vintage R&B samples. And it’s where you’ll find Zeroing in on the Internet’s edgiest music, buzzed-about videos and freshest culture news, untangles the Internet’s daily dose of cool and delivers it to readers on one trailblazing path. If it’s cool and online, you’ll find it on, pop culture’s one-stop for the hottest music, news, videos and more. is part of Townsquare Media, a digital media and entertainment company that includes other leading news brands such as Ultimate Classic RockScreenCrushLoudwire and ComicsAlliance.


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Tim Karan

Senior Editor



Tim Karan is an award-winning journalist but far less decorated in all other aspects of life. Formerly associate editor of Alternative Press and web editor for, he’s written for the A.V. ClubNewser, Bleacher Report, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He hosted the semi-popular ‘AP&R Podcast‘ and was editorial director for the Vans Warped Tour official program. He’s appeared on Fuse TV, made countless radio and podcast guest spots and interviewed hundreds of musicians including members of the Doors, Green Day and Soundgarden. Only one (a Beastie Boy) ever hung up on him.



Peter Chakerian



Peter Chakerian is an award-winning writer, author, editor, journalist, critic, cultural maven, runner, yogi, anorak, cook, husband, and dad of two, with more interests than time in Cleveland. He’s penned two books — ‘The Browns Fan’s Tailgating Guide’ and ‘Pop Goes Cleveland! The Impact of Cleveland (and Northeast Ohio} on Pop Culture’ — and has written about arts, culture, entertainment and music since 1990 for the Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Magazine, Scene and other publications.



Nikki Delamotte



Nikki Delamotte is a pop-culture writer whose work has been featured in Cleveland Magazine, the Grammys, Cellar Door Cleveland, BELT Magazine and various festivals throughout Northeast Ohio.



D.X. Ferris



There are three English-language books about thrash metal titans Slayer, and D.X. Ferris wrote two of them, including the full biography ‘Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years …’ His previous book is part of Bloomsbury’s prestigious 33 1/3 series. Ferris is an Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Reporter of the Year. He digs the new hotness, but he mostly kicks it old-school.



Chris Ford

Staff Writer



Chris Ford is a professional dabbler, working in music, photography, journalism, cynical musings and the occasional bit of fiction.



Michael Haskoor



Michael Haskoor is a New York City-based freelance writer, music junkie and punk rock fanatic. You can also catch him in the Deli Magazine and SonicScoop.



David Konow



David Konow has written for a number of publications and websites including the Village Voice, Indie Wire, Deadline, L.A. Weekly, Tested, TGDaily, Decibel, the Wrap, Turner Classic Movies, Rue Morgue, MovieMaker, Fangoria and more. He’s also the author of three books including ‘Bang Your Head’ and ‘Reel Terror.’



Will Nepper

Staff Writer



Will Nepper is a professional writer, journalist, horror movie geek and photographer. He’s been managing editor of a national business-to-business monthly magazine, written chapters for high school health text books, ghost written a true crime novel … and had a letter to the editor published in Fangoria when he was 11. His misspent youth was wasted behind video store counters and spinning tunes at college bars. He has a pathetic preoccupation collecting anything having to do with ‘The Munsters.’ He currently programs and produces the music and movie themed podcast ‘Beneath the Dead End Drive-In.’



Will Pfeifer



Will Pfeifer has been reviewing offbeat movies for 20 years, and he’s got a basement full of free DVDs to prove it. He’s also been known to pen a comic book script or two, chronicling, at various times, the adventures of Aquaman, Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Hellboy and Catwoman, whom he’s proud to say he got pregnant.


joe robinson

Joe Robinson



Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Robinson has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think’s Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper — back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He’s written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years.



Dave Swanson



Dave Swanson is a writer and musician from Cleveland. He has spent a lifetime obsessed with all things rock ‘n’ roll, and has written for a variety of publications including Shindig!, Bucketful of Brains, Cleveland Scene and the Plain Dealer. He hosts his own radio show, has promoted concerts and played in several bands including Rainy Day Saints, the Chamber Strings, the Cynics, New Salem Witch Hunters, Guided by Voices, Death of Samantha, and Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army. If he’s not playing, writing, reading about, listening to or discussing music, he’s most likely dead.


emily tan

Emily Tan



Emily Tan is a freelance writer and photographer based in Jersey City, N.J. She been covering all things women, pop culture, music and tech since 2008. Emily has been published in the Seattle Times, AOL Music, Lemondop, CMJ, Spinner and PopEater. Currently, Emily contributes to a various places in the U.S. and U.K., including the Line of Best Fit, Idolator, Village Voice, and Emily is usually on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, at a gig or cycling around the city.


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