Gustav Honl-Stuenkel

College class of 2020. Culture and music writer and peanut M&M fiend. Minneapolis native.


Critical Voices: Neil Young, Hitchhiker

Throughout his long and storied career, Neil Young has distinguished himself as one the most influential and unique voices in folk rock. Young cut to the fore of the genre... Read more


Concert Preview: BADBADNOTGOOD, September 17, 9:30 Club

Jazz has a long history of persevering as other genres eclipse its popularity and adapting itself to fit alongside the dominant cultural trend. With rap’s recent move to be the... Read more


Concert Preview: Nick Murphy, September 11, 9:30 Club

Under the moniker of Chet Faker, Nick Murphy forged a bold path in indie pop with his EP Thinking In Textures (2012) and debut album Built on Glass (2014). Balancing... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Discovering Radiohead’s OK Computer Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago this week, Radiohead released its genre defying—and defining—OK Computer to widespread critical acclaim. The album was released just four months after I was born, and my parents,... Read more


Concert Preview: Jazz Cartier, April 29, U Street Music Hall

Jazz Cartier, Toronto’s latest rap export, has an upward trajectory as steep and sudden as any rap success story: after dropping his 2016 mixtape Hotel Paranoia, Cartier received nods from... Read more


Critical Voices: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s latest project, continues his trend of creating exceptional, politically-charged rap that forges a distinct sound. While DAMN. is difficult to characterize stylistically, it is a clear departure... Read more


Critical Voices: Arca, Arca

Arca, Venezuelan electronic producer, DJ, and songwriter, opened his recent self-titled project with haunting humming, rich bass, and ethereal ringing. This sound so severely defies expectations that one finds it... Read more


WILD About Spring is an Idyllic Rendering of Nature

The brownstone houses populating our quaint neighborhood are home to diplomats, lawyers, and politicos alike, with boutiques, cafes, and salons peppered throughout. An occasional gallery is wedged among this eclectic... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Weekly List: Best of Kendrick

Keisha’s Song (Her Vice) – Ashtro Bot provides a catchy hook for this Kendrick classic, which features the lyricism, meaning, and vivid narration that has made Lamar such a lauded... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: ‘That Was Racist’ Can’t Be the End of the Conversation

Liberals, myself included, are in a well-documented crisis. Friction between progressives dominates my news feed more than arguments across ideologies. Divides have opened between focus on identity politics and economics,... Read more