Cultural Criticism

Below is a selection of cultural criticism pieces written by Meghan Roos.

Karen & the Sorrows: Building a New Country

Dubbed the "queer country trailblazer," Karen Pittelman is carving out a safe space for country musicians who feel ostracized from the genre that drives their work.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on December 17, 2019.

State of the Sport

The professional American women’s field is at its strongest in recent memory. So why does it still feel like the sport of running goes largely unnoticed?

Published in the October 2018 print issue of Women's Running.

The Effect of Des Linden’s Boston Marathon Win on American Running

A reflection on the effect that 2018 Boston Marathon champion Desiree Linden's win has on the American running community one week later.

Published by Women's Running on April 24, 2018.

Alice Bag and Punk Rock's Enduring Battle for Women's Rights

The LA punk legend is ready to fight in the Trump era. She's seen this before.

Published by Noisey on March 2, 2017.

Dick Boak is the Soul of Martin Guitars

Forty years into his career at America’s oldest guitar company, the luthier and polymath talks about C.F. Martin & Co’s history and impact on popular culture.

Published by Noisey on December 23, 2016.

The Guitar's Next Generation

Created by legendary rock photographer Robert Knight, the Brotherhood of the Guitar fosters young musicians that aspire to guitar-fueled stardom.

Published by Elmore Magazine on January 25, 2016.