Four straight days of at least 13 hours of live music per day pushes even the hardiest festivarian to the limit, but the festival’s 30th annual edition demands nothing less.
Aaliyah’s patented brand of Black pop, a mélange of hip-hop, electropop, and soul, set the standard by which other urban-pop singers were judged and set the stage for Beyonce and Rihanna.
While many of Elvis Costello’s albums are regularly heralded as masterpieces, these ten albums don’t get nearly the love they deserve.
Award-winning author, translator, and academic R.F. Kuang’s newest novel, Babel, dives into the depths of deception wrought by colonialism, empire, and language.
Melodic carnage, transcendental lyrics, cathartic delivery, and divine communion between Him and his flock are expected and delivered from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performing live in Berlin.
Artificial Brain complete their tech death metal trilogy, Bekor Qilish open up new pathways of avant black/death grandeur, and Saor continue their folk journeys through blackened grounds.
David Lean’s Summertime emerged as Hollywood was negotiating how adultery could be handled. The tawdry subject became the province of only the classiest actors.
Aretha Franklin’s comeback with ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who?’ wasn’t an awkward attempt to be hip. Instead, she entered the cool, synth-sluiced 1980s with aplomb.
It’s electrifying to watch Nona Hendryx wax poetic about Chaka Khan and Khan praise Mavis Staples and so on in Jessica Hopper’s essential series, Women Who Rock.