Op-Ed

Op-Ed: The Musical Left with Bernie and Beyond

Music admin April 14, 2020

Bernie was the first presidential candidate in modern history to see art and especially music for its revolutionary potential. Guest contributor, Giliann Karon, discusses that relationship and why artists should continue the work to make musicians a political force.

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Why Bernie? – Part 2: Climate Change

Op-Ed admin March 9, 2020

Although our site has been proudly supporting Bernie Sanders (and other progressive/leftist candidates) for many years, we have never written anything about why it’s important or why we feel so passionately about it. It’s time we change that with a series on the progressive policies we think make Bernie the only choice for president.

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Why Bernie? – Part 1: Healthcare

Op-Ed admin March 2, 2020

The Alternative is a music site, but it’s no secret that we are political. Although our site has been proudly supporting Bernie Sanders (and other progressive/leftist candidates) for many years, we have never written anything about why it’s important or why we feel so passionately about it. It’s time we change that.

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How I Got Into Music: Volume III

Op-Ed The Editor February 28, 2020

Everyone has their own experience about how they got into music and how it impacts their life. In our third installment of How I Got Into Music, learn about Bineet and Hope's experiences.

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It Holds Up: Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

Music The Editor August 14, 2019

In this edition of "It Holds Up", Sarah Knoll argues that Arcade Fire's album 'The Suburbs' serves as a historical relic, not only in the musical sphere but the cultural sphere as a whole. With dense, metaphoric lyricism and witty songwriting, Arcade Fire made an album that stands the test of time.

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