Posts Tagged: Blink-182

Libraries Are the Real Punk Rock


Maybe I was only in the eighth grade, but I was ready to stand up to anyone who tried to threaten the ideal of intellectual freedom. ...more

What to Read When You Are Stuck on an Island


Here are some reading suggestions for those of you stuck on an island with no Tyga or blink-182 to distract you. ...more

Word of the Day: Froward


(adj.); willfully contrary; not easily managed; rebellious; from Middle English

“Vowel sounds work like those sliding puzzle games where you have to unscramble a picture by sliding one piece of it at a time. As soon as you move one piece, you’re left with an empty space behind you, which has to be filled by something else.”

–Dan Nosowitz, “I Made a Linguistics Professor Listen to a Blink-182 Song and Analyze the Accent”

Few music genres better fit this Word of Day’s rebellious spirit than punk: since its emergence in the 70s, it has encompassed not only its distinctive hard-edged melodies and gritty guitar riffs but a particular political, social, economic and aesthetic ethos—about as froward as you can get.