When Is Art Beautiful? When Is It Just Boring?

When Is Art Beautiful? When Is It Just Boring?

By Robert Loss

10 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

To paraphrase art critic Peter Schjeldahl, beauty is a kind of action and reaction between the work and the viewer, or the listener, or the reader. Beauty happens....

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Hangin' Loose: Exploring British Soul in the Music of Loose Ends

By Imran Khan

10 Feb 2016 // 2:00 AM

Loose Ends cultivated an art in supreme sophistication with their groundbreaking experiments in British soul and R&B during the '80s. Decades later, their music remains as potent as it was when it first graced the airwaves and clubs of both the UK and US....

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When you’re Mick Jagger, some things never change....

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers Stoke the Fire for Bernie Sanders' Political Revolution>

The band’s short but sweet 12-song set reverberated with an electrifying vibe, charged by the sense of supporting Sanders’ political revolution....

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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