Michael Barthel

Michael Barthel is a PhD candidate in the communication department at the University of Washington. He has written about pop music for the Awl, Idolator, and the Village Voice.

Paul Ryan: Pop doofus Michael Barthel
Obama's Internet fail Michael Barthel
Right-wing blockbusters rule Michael Barthel
Magazines: Hey, look at us! Michael Barthel
Protest songs are pointless Michael Barthel
Cut, paste, plagiarize Michael Barthel
Stop tweeting about NBC! Michael Barthel
Mindy Meyer: A troll we can believe in Michael Barthel
Hold the Reddit hype Michael Barthel
"The Newsroom": Cliched as hell Michael Barthel
Child acting's new golden age Michael Barthel
Ryan Seacrest's bland ambition Michael Barthel
The movie trailer revolution Michael Barthel
The Oscars' woman problem Michael Barthel
When Tourette's took over my life Michael Barthel