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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: Ariana Grande at Coachella was not the pop star we needed

Sloppy and without a strong story, Ariana Grande's disappointing performance came across as hollow spectacle.

Going to Coachella just doesn’t mean what it used to

A year after Beyoncé’s instant-classic performance brought new attention to the already closely watched Coachella, it was easy to sense the widespread awareness of that online scrutiny during the festival's 20th-anniversary edition.

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