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Thursday, October 27 2011

But Is It Art? A Look at Pop Culture in South African Music

Contemporary South African popular music reveals a myriad of artists searching for an identity in a country still recovering from racial hatred; and a youth looking to the past in order to make sense of the present.


Wednesday, February 16 2011

Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under

Pandering is not always a bad thing. Pimping one’s self and music as a way of entertainment is a form of performance art with a long-honored tradition.


Wednesday, May 5 2010

An Evil Weevil, a Rabid Anti-Communist Who Gleefully Did Joe McCarthy’s Bidding

It's clear that both Jack Smith and Roy Cohn erected cages for themselves, though arguably Smith's domicile was the emotionally healthier one, as it was devoid of pretense or hypocrisy.


Monday, August 25 2008

Vito Acconci: In Conversation at Acconci Studio, New York

Performance artist Vito Acconci talks with students, but no real conversation takes place.


Thursday, August 7 2008

Noise Bleed

The surfeit of noise in the modern world demands a genre of music that can match it, squall for squall. Humphrey reports on San Francisco's noise music scene.


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