Lee Reamsnyder Staffwriter

Class of 2007


  • Feuds: West vs. Cent

    The rap beef — endless antagonism between the hip-hop stars of the day — is one of rap’s most delightfully enduring traditions. Hip-hop would be frightfully dull without East Coast vs. West Coast, Biggie vs. Tupac, Jay-Z vs. Nas, or Eminem vs. everyone else. To this illustrious heritage we can add a new entry: Kanye West vs. 50 Cent, who both released new albums last week.

    Pillbox | September 17, 2007
  • Nine simple steps to succeeding post-Carnival

    Your writing sucks. There, I said it. And it’s not because you’re an engineer or in computer science — I simply think that if your name isn’t Faulkner or Joyce or Eggers, you’re probably not writing the next great American novel. Nothing personal.

    Pillbox | April 23, 2007
  • Dollar movie


    Pillbox | February 19, 2007
  • Breaking up is hard enough

    Valentine’s Day is not without a sense of irony. Although it’s the holiday for lovers, it also seems to coincide with an epidemic of breakups and lovers’ spats. I have no scientific evidence behind this whatsoever; it’s just something I’ve noticed.

    Pillbox | February 12, 2007
  • Dollar Movie


    Pillbox | January 22, 2007