Snakes and Sparklers is a blog created by me, Brendan Menapace. My writing on music and culture has appeared in fancy publications like Vice, Spin, Stereogum,, Philly Voice, WXPN and more.

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Brendan Menapace is a writer living in Philadelphia. His work has been published in SPIN, Stereogum, VICE, Brooklyn Vegan and more. His newsletter is a fun trip through music, life, sports, cancer treatment, and how they all intersect.