Dylan Peterson is a freelance writer and producer. He has worked with Chicago Public Radio's Sound Opinions, Relevant Magazine, WMBI Chicago and Killing the Buddha. You can hear his weekly radio show at http://CHIRPradio.org (CHicago Independent Radio Project) every Tuesday night at 10 PM (Pacific Time).
The contemplative Mr. Greene.
Within and Without
This whole chillwave thing emerged a few years ago. Bedroom-pop. Glo-fi. Whatever you call it, Sub Pop is now cashing in with this new Washed Out album. It’s gorgeous stuff.
Despite the deep beats, Ernest Greene’s music... July 15th, 2011 | Music | Read More
My favorite albums and songs. (That’s really the only way to honestly categorize this thing.) Before you go and say what I know you’re thinking, I only liked one song on Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs: “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”. The same goes for LCD... January 11th, 2011 | Arts, Featured, Music | Read More
Sometimes, you just miss out and it’s not that big of a deal because you’ll have another chance to make up for it. But if you missed Delorean at Lincoln Hall, you really missed out. This is one of those shows to stay up late for, even if it’s a weeknight. Big... December 1st, 2010 | Arts, Featured, Music | Read More
November is a melancholy month. The brown leaves barely clinging to the branches are scarce, and those that have fallen to the ground are all shriveled. The wind is quicker and chillier, yellow sunshine has turned to gray, and Schubas is the most comfortable place in the world.
This November, Portland’s... November 15th, 2010 | Arts, Featured, Music | Read More
“I just don’t believe in the same things I used to,” Cliff admitted. “Maybe God exists, but I have no reason to really think so anymore.”
Sitting in the dark corner booth with Eric, his longtime friend and confidant, Cliff was admitting things he could never tell anyone... July 15th, 2010 | Featured, Fiction | Read More
*Originally published on Total Darkness vs. Blinding Light
One of the highlights at the most recent Festival of Faith and Music was the lecture by David Dark. David is the author of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, which takes a sideways look at postmodern Evangelicalism.1 His thoughts really... June 21st, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More
We’ve all cringed upon hearing an undergrad bro playing a Bob Dylan song on his acoustic guitar. He’s closing his eyes, doing his best impression of 60s’ Dylan with a fake nasally voice, and sometimes he even tries to play the harmonica. There are literally millions of these guys,... June 18th, 2010 | Featured, Music | Read More
Successful comedians are always smarter than their audiences. They make the people in the crowd think that they’re clever for getting the jokes. Comedians purposefully do this. Well, okay, Dane Cook is up for debate. But David Cross is one smart comedian. He knows exactly what will make his niche audience... May 25th, 2010 | Featured, Humor | Read More
This past weekend I was forced to say goodbye to my wife and leave the music mecca of Chicago so I could see a band play in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is special because not just any town can host a band before they’ve played Chicago. For the biannual Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin... May 6th, 2010 | Featured, Music | Read More
I received a lousy education when it came to science. I don’t remember anything my high school teachers taught me, and for college I went to the Moody Bible Institute (where science isn’t much of a priority). So to catch up, I am constantly talking to my wife about evolution, biology... April 16th, 2010 | Film | Read More