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
Magazines: Hey, look at us! Michael Barthel
Protest songs are pointless Michael Barthel
Cut, paste, plagiarize Michael Barthel
Stop tweeting about NBC! Michael Barthel
Hold the Reddit hype Michael Barthel
Alexander Payne, Michel Hazanavicius, Woody Allen, Terrence Malick, and Martin Scorsese
The Oscars' woman problem Michael Barthel