Monday mixtape: Summer holiday edition

For the second installment of the Monday Mixtape series, one of my readers helpfully suggested the theme “summer vacation.” It turns out she meant vacation destinations, but I realized that way too late in the process to make it work for this week. So instead, this week’s “tape” will feature songs about summer or vacations, … Continue reading

Feel-good hit of the summer

(illustration: Tomb, from Something happens in the summer. Maybe it’s the heat softening our brains, or maybe it’s the excess of sangria, but whatever the reason, the pop charts tend to fill up with some unlikely hits. Some are just strange, others are flat-out terrible, and a few could serve as proof that humanity … Continue reading