Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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The fall of net neutrality cable s plot to destroy the internet.9870820.87 article
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The fall of net neutrality: Cable's plot to destroy the internet

Like any bloodless coup, this one takes place within the palace, beyond the purview of prying eyes. It's an inside job spearheaded by the ultimate in inside players, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. He's a former Obama fundraiser, cable lobbyist, and head of the cable trade association, chosen by the president to chaperon the very industry he once served.

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Rock's dead and O Brother are the Coen bros to blame.

The Coen brothers are to rock what Nirvana was to hair metal — its cold-blooded executioners. T-Bone Burnett’s soundtrack to their 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? was the crowbar to the kidneys that crippled rock ’n’ roll. Moments later, beardoes in drab pallbearer-wear descended on rock’s prostate body, stomping out its lights on the way to Milk Bar, the nearby fair trade/all-organic coffee shop.

Feds fold the cards on the online poker industry.7668253.87 article
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Feds fold the cards on the online poker industry | City Pages

When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel you can do it again. There's faith your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professional poker player, self-confidence is essential.

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Medtronic Isn't Leaving America, It's Just Stiffing Us on the Bill

America is a great country. It's even better when you get all the benefits of living here without springing for its upkeep.

That was Medtronic's message in June, when it announced the purchase of Covidien, a Massachusetts company that specializes in respiratory monitoring and hospital supplies. The deal would allow the Minnesota pacemaker pioneer to broaden its selection of medical products.

It was also about gaming the American tax system.

Your brain on music.1736043.40 article
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Your Brain on Music

What enables music to engage and touch us so deeply? The advent of brain-imaging technology has ignited a firestorm of study into the connection between music and the brain, and has suggested that the processing of music is tied to our basic emotional and motor centers, the amygdala and cerebellum, as well as the hippocampus (involved in spatial navigation and the creation of memories).

The monsanto menace takes over.8975525.87 article
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The Monsanto menace takes over | City Pages

The Monsanto menace takes over | City Pages

Medicare fraudsters swindle millions from the feds.8749819.87 article
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Medicare fraudsters swindle millions from the feds | City Pages

Medicare fraudsters swindle millions from the feds ...

The 10 most corrupt tax loopholes.8251337.87 article
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The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes | City Pages

The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes | City Pages

For profit colleges swindle students.8066552.87 article
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For-profit colleges swindle students | City Pages

For-profit colleges swindle students | City Pages

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Richard Buckner | City Pages

Richard Buckner | City Pages

Happy hour.1409434.40 article
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Happy Hour | City Pages

Polyphonic Spree CD Review

Melancholy baby.1408600.40 article
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Melancholy Baby | City Pages

Melancholy Baby | City Pages

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LCD Soundsystem: Sound Of Silver | City Pages

LCD Soundsystem: Sound Of Silver | City Pages

Ben kweller sha sha.1408786.40 article
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Ben Kweller: Sha Sha | City Pages

Ben Kweller: Sha Sha | City Pages

Milemarker satanic versus.1409021.40 article
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Milemarker: Satanic Versus | City Pages

Milemarker: Satanic Versus | City Pages