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Beth Winegarner is a journalist who has written for the New Yorker, Wired, USA Today, Mother Jones, the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle, the SF Weekly, and the San Mateo Daily News. She has contributed music writing to the San Francisco Chronicle, PopMatters, Addicted to Noise, BAM, ROCKRGRL, and Invisible Oranges. She writes news tips for journalists at Poynter.org. At Backward Messages, she blogs about the teen subcultures that lead to moral panics. She has written several books, including "Beloved," “Read the Music: Essays on Sound," and "Sacred Sonoma." Her new book, "The Columbine Effect: How five teen pastimes got caught in the crossfire and why teens are taking them back," is out Dec. 1.

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Sometime over the holidays, I dreamed that I started blogging here regularly again, but focusing only on music. In a way, it makes a kind of sense; I’m not a gamer or an occultist, but I do love, listen to and write about music in a dedicated way. When I woke up, I remembered that of all the topics this blog has covered, music has been among the least controversial, at least here in North Am...

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The Columbine Effect: How f...

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Beloved

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