Brianna Goldberg

Brianna Goldberg is a writer and radio producer from Toronto whose work has appeared in both of Canada’s national newspapers and on all three radio services of its public broadcaster. She’s happiest working on stories about arts and music and how they intersect with compelling moments in history. Brianna has been travelling and freelancing since September 2010, making multiple stops in the Caribbean and, now, Nigeria. Find out more about her work and adventures at or by following her at @b_goldberg.

Nov 092011

Best (So Far) finds the finest first-round covers of the latest pop hits.

With its infectious whistling hook and taut digital disco groove, Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s “Moves Like Jagger” is endearing a whole new generation of music listeners to the frontman of The Rolling Stones in a way Ruby Tuesday never could have expected. To those hip to the ways of classic rock, Jagger stands for a cragginess, for experience, for a libido-driven dude who’s seen a whole lot of life. But in this funky tag-team single, he’s all slickness and sultry dance beats — the key to Adam Levine’s soaring vocal seduction of a swiftly yielding Xtina, and the fuel for a very different demographic of backseat makeouts. Continue reading »