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Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood writes about pop music in all its ever-quickening splendor. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2012, he was a freelance contributor to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Spin and the Village Voice. He grew up in Little Rock, Ark., graduated from Northwestern University and knows every word to “Mo Money Mo Problems.” He was named pop music critic in 2016.
Review: The VMAs were wrong even when they were right

Baffling and tone-deaf, MTV's flagship awards show wasted no opportunity to whiff.

Review: The Gary Richards-programmed All My Friends joins the crowded California festival scene

Hedonism tempered by reality — that was the vibe of the new music festival held at Row DTLA.

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