Maria Cristina Sherman is a music writer and culture critic currently living in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked as a senior writer at Jezebel, managing editor at Gizmodo Media Group, senior correspondent at Fuse TV, and contributor at BuzzFeed Music. You may have seen her work at NPR and in Billboard, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and many other quality publications. Her debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, NKOTB to BTS, was published by Hachette imprint Black Dog and Leventhal in July 2020. If she were in a boy band, she’d be the bad boy.
This one is an absolute hoot. I reveal the story of the time I met Harry Styles, we talk all about Maria's amazing book, masculinity, criticism, and what we want young writers to know. This episode also contains the only Baldwin/Buckley-style debate about B2K EVER.