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The Glorious, Quixotic Mess That Is the Beatles' 'White Album'
18 Feb 2016 // 8:59 PM
The crabbed, irate, confounding nature of The White Album -- a hard dose of reality compared to the fantasy offered the year before -- fit well with the zeitgeist of 1968.
The Beatles Are Pent-Up Prisoners of Their Own Notoriety in 'A Hard Day's Night'
9 Jul 2015 // 9:02 PM
Over 50 years after its release A Hard Day's Night is regarded as a minor classic. It's easy to forget, however, that no one thought the film would ever achieve such stature.
John Lennon's 'Working Class Hero': Boundaries, Mobility and Honesty
11 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM
The working class song has to speak of boundaries and ambition, but it also has to say where the performer stands among the people, among the classes—or where he thinks he stands, or wants to stand.
Fooled by Skepticism
13 Jul 2010 // 5:00 PM
Skepticism has been fueling pop culture for decades. Just ask John Lennon or Pete Townshend. Lately it’s just been fooling pop culture about science.
Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki
21 May 2014 // 9:04 PM
A father and son treat listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.
'Lucy in the Mind of Lennon' Attempts to Psychoanalyze Art
7 Aug 2013 // 6:05 PM
Though a mixed bag, Lucy in the Mind of Lennon prompts some interesting questions about the interplay between art and scientific inquiry.
John Lennon's Studio Discography to Receive Deluxe Box Set Treatment
21 Apr 2015 // 5:20 AM
All of John Lennon's eight studio records will be released this summer as a 9LP box set called Lennon.
The 10 Best Songs About New Beginnings
14 Jan 2015 // 6:07 AM
In honor of a new year, here is a list of songs that can help nudge even the idlest of souls off the couch in 2015.
In 'Beatlebone', Kevin Barry Brings John Lennon Back for an Encore
9 Dec 2015 // 3:41 AM
Barry imagines a lonely 1978 pilgrimage taking Lennon to the uninhabited island off the west coast of Ireland that Lennon had purchased a decade earlier.
'John would have approved,' says Yoko Ono of PBS doc 'LENNONYC'
18 Nov 2010 // 11:59 PM
LOS ANGELES — Yoko Ono looks tired. The 77-year-old artist, musician and political activist has spent the majority of the day talking about the "American Masters"