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Listen Up Gen Xers: Satan Ain’t (Taylor) Swift

Listen Up Gen Xers: Satan Ain’t (Taylor) Swift

I first heard about Slayer in a church in Mississippi. The sermon warned of metal’s Satanic influence. Now we old head-banging Gen Xers are afraid of Taylor Swift?

The Living Dead’s Problems in Spanish Horror Movies

The Living Dead’s Problems in Spanish Horror Movies

These Spanish horror movies tapped into the anxieties of the final years of General Franco’s dictatorship while pretending to be merely tales set in foreign countries.

The 20 Best Tom Petty Songs

The 20 Best Tom Petty Songs

Throughout his prolific career, Tom Petty challenged himself to keep things interesting and reinvent things. These are his 20 best songs.

Hüsker Dü’s ‘Zen Arcade’ at 40: Do You Remember?

Hüsker Dü’s ‘Zen Arcade’ at 40: Do You Remember?

In the early 1980s, Hüsker Dü paved the way for alternative rock, adding the power, anger, and pain of hardcore punk to a mix of 1960s and 1970s pop-rock styles.

The Many Happy Lives of The Turtles’ Mark Volman

The Many Happy Lives of The Turtles’ Mark Volman

From working with Frank Zappa and T. Rex to singing the soundtrack to kiddie series like Strawberry Shortcake, Mark Volman’s memoir Happy Forever is a joyful read.

Colin Newman and Malka Spigel on Nanocluster, Collaboration, and Musical Independence

Colin Newman and Malka Spigel on Nanocluster, Collaboration, and Musical Independence

Colin Newman and Malka Spigel discuss their collaborative project Nanocluster and the importance of collaboration to maintain artistic independence.

Unlike Her Music ‘I Am: Céline Dion’ Is Not a Mournful Drama

Unlike Her Music ‘I Am: Céline Dion’ Is Not a Mournful Drama

Unlike how her subject’s music can be, Irene Taylor’s biography I Am: Céline Dion is not a mournful drama. That doesn’t mean it’s easy.

‘Six in Paris’ Cuts the City into New Wave Slices of Sex and Death

‘Six in Paris’ Cuts the City into New Wave Slices of Sex and Death

Filming with a handheld 16mm color camera, six filmmakers offer a cohesive snapshot of 1966 Paris and their obsessions with sex and death.

RJD2 Refines His Signature Sound on ‘Visions Out of Limelight’

RJD2 Refines His Signature Sound on ‘Visions Out of Limelight’

RJD2 felt he was getting pigeonholed for his sample-based style, only to be lambasted when diverting from it. On his new album, he embraces his true muse.

Joyce Manor’s ‘Never Hungover Again’ Is a Timeless Snapshot of Fading Youth

Joyce Manor’s ‘Never Hungover Again’ Is a Timeless Snapshot of Fading Youth

Joyce Manor’s ‘Never Hungover Again’ still sounds urgent and endlessly replayable cranked up loud with the windows down, and it will stay that way.

Thriller ‘The White Rabbit’  Ensnares Viewers in Hitchcockian Fashion

Thriller ‘The White Rabbit’ Ensnares Viewers in Hitchcockian Fashion

Thriller short film The White Rabbit ensnares viewers with a joke, a nightmare, and an illusion in a sly interplay that evokes Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

Leaving Records Are Bigger and Weirder Than Ever Turning 15

Leaving Records Are Bigger and Weirder Than Ever Turning 15

Los Angeles experimental label Leaving Records embrace an “all genre” aesthetic. At 15 years old, their artists are moving the cultural needle in a big way.