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David Greenwald

Reporter

  • Inside the World's Biggest 'Magic: The Gathering' Tournament

    Battling it out in Las Vegas with Tarmogoyf, Vraska the Unseen and more than 11,000 card-carrying members of the Multiverse

    • (Sub)Culture
  • Comedy Central Newcomer Amy Schumer Collaborating With Judd Apatow

    The veteran standup is looking to follow in the footsteps of Will Ferrell, Jason Segel and Kristen Wiig

    • TV & Movies
  • USC Music School Teaches the Art of Making a Pop Hit

    New program's students are already landing prominent TV, movie placements

    • Music
  • Mark Kozelek Confronts Aging and Change at L.A. Solo Show

    Former Red House Painters frontman takes aim at Bon Iver and explains Spanish guitar fixation

    • Music
  • Justin Timberlake Gives First Look at New Myspace

    Revamped site to be music hub for artists to connect with fans

    • Music
  • Johnny Depp, the Strokes and More Let It Rip at Tom Petty Tribute

    Petty Fest West marks first time the annual event hits his band's adopted home state

    • Music
  • Myriad Harbor

    Among the earnest power-pop efforts of the New Pornographers' Challengers rests "Myriad Harbours," a ramshackle, typically unhinged track written by band mad-poet Dan Bejar, who is also known for his solo outings as Destroyer. "Sometimes there are songs that are 15 years old that I'm not going to record," he said. "That's happened more than […]

    • Music
  • Boyfriend

    This garage-pop project of L.A.'s Bethany Cosentino and her musical partner Bobb Bruno laid down its debut LP mission statement with "Boyfriend": huge guitars and bigger romantic angst. But the track’s also a tip-off to Best Coast’s post-girl-group influences: It opens with a drum fill borrowed from the Boss's "Badlands." "That's an accidental homage to […]

    • Music
  • Float On

    After the cosmic dread of Modest Mouse's 2000 full-length The Moon and Antarctica, their funk-fueled “Float On” sounded like summer vacation. With his solar system reveries behind him, Isaac Brock turned to a new metaphor for the optimistic track. “There is something genuinely freeing to me about the ocean,” the Modest Mouse frontman said. “There […]

    • Music
  • Bleeding Love

    In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and […]

    • Music