This blog is defunct! Check out my new music blog at Sonicrampage.org.
Randy McDonald reviews Michela Wrong's book on Eritrea, I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation.
An old article from HNN, "Did You Know that the Radicals of the Middle East Used to be Christians?
Sasha Frere-Jones goes to the Mixtape Awards.
And finally, four years ago a young guy from South London, Congo-born Cherno Samba, was being tipped as the future of English football at the age of 14. What's happened since?