Brandon Soderberg

Columnist No TriviaWriter

Brandon Soderberg has been writing for the Baltimore City Paper since 2007. He is currently the Deputy Editor and Arts Editor and writes the No Trivia column, which previously ran at SPIN and before that as a personal blog (he also used to write Almost Art, a music video column for Noisey). He is especially interested in moments when the arts collide with race and politics which is often or always if you think about it hard enough. Formerly, he was a contributing writer to SPIN, currently writes for the Comics Journal, the Independent Weekly, and Vice, and has written for, among others, the Museum of Moving Image, Pitchfork, the Village Voice, and the Washington City Paper.

Recent Articles

  • Amazon You Wild Tho, WYD?: E-commerce behemoth's streaming options are really out here ready to disrupt the canon

    Amazon You Wild Tho, WYD?: E-commerce behemoth's streaming options are really out here ready to disrupt the canon

    Seems like Amazon scoops up movies and shoves them onto the web so fast they can't necessarily keep track of, categorize, or provide cover art for what they've got streaming. Rush through the e-commerce behemoth's "Recently Added" Prime options and you'll see plenty of movies represented by just...

  • heroes

    heroes

    The drawings included here were made when I was in the third and fourth grade. I kept them in a binder with “heros” written on the front cover. I drew close to 50 of these guys (of course, they were all guys); by the pool, secretly in my binder in school, at night instead of homework. They're superhero...

  • heroes

    heroes

    Heroes heroes by Brandon Soderberg The drawings included here were made when I was in the third and fourth grade. I kept them in a binder with “heros” written on the front cover. I drew close to 50 of these guys (of course, they were all guys); by the pool, secretly in my binder in school, at night...

  • Top Ten Non-Local Books of 2016

    Top Ten Non-Local Books of 2016

    1. Heather Ann Thompson, “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Aftermath” (Pantheon Books) In September, Red Emma’s was packed the night Heather Ann Thompson came to talk about what happened at the Attica Correctional Facility in 1971, when a takeover of the prison by...

  • Top Ten Baltimore Books of 2016

    Top Ten Baltimore Books of 2016

    1. D. Watkins, “The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir” (Grand Central Publishing) Watkins didn’t break through to a national audience because of dumb luck. He’s become Baltimore’s new favorite literary export because he’s revising the story that has been told about our city from the perspective of someone...

  • Pugh announces a Safe Arts Space task force, includes artists, developers, more

    Pugh announces a Safe Arts Space task force, includes artists, developers, more

    This morning at Station North venue the Windup Space, Mayor Catherine Pugh stood in front of members of city agencies, artists and artist groups, lawyers, developers, and funders, as media and other members of the arts scene looked on, and announced a Safe Arts Space Task Force. Pugh cited the...

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