Zachary Gelman Pillbox Editor

Class of 2025


  • The Morewood Fire Man

    As you go home for holidays,
    Knapsack packed to go,
    Make sure to leave some kindling
    For the Morewood Fire Man

    He’s lonely without people
    To bother wake and scare
    The last of the vanguard
    For whom the alarms blare

    He lights his fires nightly,
    Then snuffs them ‘fore
    firemen come
    For he’s a simple Fire Man
    Won’t rest ‘till his deed done

    Pillbox | November 7, 2022
  • Jack Antonoff and the McKinsey bagmen

    A new Taylor Swift album has just dropped, and so returns Taylor Swift talk. The college student, only behind the former gifted kid-millennial in Swiftian adoration (mostly of Taylor, not Gulliver), has found it satisfactory at a minimum, but it has not — as of yet — inspired my involvement in bus arguments with drunk Pitties like the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version)” did last year. Interestin...

    Forum | October 31, 2022
  • In-Crumb-patible

    Robert Crumb has been called many things, and he doesn’t seem to let it bother him: a racist (most strongly with his character of Angelfood McSpade) - “Oh yeah, but it all came from white liberals”; a foot fetishist - “I’m not fixated on feet, but I can get into them”; a misogynist - “I would be lying if I said I had no beef with the female of the species.”; and much more. He has been a cartoonist...

    Pillbox | October 3, 2022
  • The Muppet Corner: The Muppet Show (album) side 2

    And we’re back. Muppet corner returns for the second part of a two-part feature. We will be analyzing the second side of the one and only “The Muppet Show” (album). We get off to a raucous start, with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem playing a notably violent rendition of “Tenderly,” originally composed by Walter Gross and Jack Lawrence. It is a real bop, filled with the chaotic energy that makes...

    Pillbox | September 26, 2022
  • Fear and my loathing of all music critics

    It is so hard to be a music critic nowadays. Clocking in to write your required maudlin words about some miserable little work. Your purpose is gone, and your opinion doesn’t matter. The job of music critic has become one of the most wretched among an already detestable journalistic field. If you write reviews of music, I hate you. My hate is undoubtedly not the only hate that you receive. Not onl...

    Pillbox | September 26, 2022

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