M. Callen Special to The Tartan

Class of 2011


  • Paperhouse

    Dear Prince,

    It’s me again. I know that you have yet to return any of my letters, but I do not hold it against you, as I know that you are extremely busy. I also know that in a little bit, when you release another glorious video of you doing your thing surrounded by gorgeous women, you will have been thinking of me when you made it and that you have not forgotten our love.

    Pillbox | April 20, 2009
  • Minnesotans face the sun

    Many bands can thank the blogosphere for their 15 minutes of fame, but although Tapes ’n Tapes are now well into their second hour, they still seem a bit dumbfounded by the whole thing. While they may be reluctant to notice, it is clear that they have traveled a ways since they exploded onto the scene in 2006. Now after three years of touring, two albums, and one arguably memorable sit-down at the...

    Pillbox | March 2, 2009
  • Paperhouse

    I like to believe that I have always been the coolest person I know. Being cool has always meant being the first to do something, so that when everyone else caught up you could tell them, “I’m too cool for that.” I never used training wheels on my bicycle, instead learning the art of balance by rolling down a hill on a banana-seated two-wheeler and into the splintery throes of a wooden fence. My s...

    Pillbox | November 24, 2008
  • Paperhouse

    “I went on this tour for two years and I was just like, ‘I’m hittin’ the road and this is what I’m doing: I’m just going to dedicate myself to playing shows and I’m not going to say no to anybody and I’m not going to charge. I’m just gonna get what I get and I’m gonna go until I just can’t go anymore...’ and that lasted about two years before I was like, ‘Man, I’m really tired. I gotta stop this.’...

    Pillbox | November 10, 2008
  • Paperhouse

    Ever since I moved to Pittsburgh, I haven’t owned a TV, so thoughts of the music video had really escaped my mind until recently, when a few friends of mine were commissioned to make a music video for a local rapper. As they were experimental filmmakers, I was a bit surprised that the young rapper wanted them to make his video. They had green screens and crazy editing tricks, but as far as rental ...

    Pillbox | October 27, 2008

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