Tag Archives: Music

12 Musicians Who Died This Year Respond to the Election of Donald Trump

It’s entirely possible that there’s a musical solution to all this, and that the wisdom of those who have recently left us should not be squandered. Continue reading




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When Pop Music Goes Dark: An Interview With Mark Brooks

“People might say, “Oh, this is straight pop music,” but when you dig in, it’s much more – it’s heartbreak, it’s anger, it’s back-stabbing…Everything on this record comes from a real feeling and a real experience.




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Three Perfect Albums, Ten Years Later

Three career defining albums by three very different artists, reappraised ten years later.




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An Interview with Senator Bill Bradley

The former Senator, presidential candidate, and New York Knicks legend talks about books, music, and the problem with politics today.




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THE MARTYR WITH A THOUSAND FACES

Sometimes, the actors are so distractingly famous that latex appliances are required to aid in the suspension of disbelief. Nicole Kidman glues on a prosthetic nose, fills her pockets with rocks, walks into a pond . . . and Oscar history. Continue reading




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Sunday Light and Word – Marching into Angles

Searching the angles of chance




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We Wish You a Merry Sixmas

Was there ever a better Christmas mixtape than Merry Sixmas? Likely not. Our music editor Robert Burke Warren takes us back to the 80s, when a second-generation cassette mix made by a stranger named Eddie G opened up a whole new way of listening to and sharing music.




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SEVEN THINGS WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK: Staying Alive Longer

Every single thing that we shouldn’t be talking about now combined in one easy-to-swallow gel cap.




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Dionysian Trap Muzik

Christian Kerr examines the violent and economically-biased cultural forces that have inspired trap music and considers the larger issue of just who has a right to analyze this music.




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