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Lizzy McAlpine Ages Into Herself on ‘Older’

Lizzy McAlpine Ages Into Herself on ‘Older’

Older hones in on what makes Lizzy McAlpine a compelling artist: astute observations of being young and in love and still learning what those things mean.

Vincent Neil Emerson Tells Tales of Rambling in ‘Golden Crystal Kingdom’

Vincent Neil Emerson Tells Tales of Rambling in ‘Golden Crystal Kingdom’

Country’s Vincent Neil Emerson writes songs about hard times without being bitter. Life experiences have shown his protagonists that things can be tough.

Tool Reclaim Their Crown with Some Caveats on ‘Fear Inoculum’

Tool Reclaim Their Crown with Some Caveats on ‘Fear Inoculum’

Tool's Fear Inoculum meets nearly every expectation admirers could have and ranks as a worthwhile extension of the band's legacy.

‘Bright Signals’ Is a Rich Cultural and Social History of a Taken-for-granted Medium

‘Bright Signals’ Is a Rich Cultural and Social History of a Taken-for-granted Medium

In the development of television, "color wars" are analogous to the adoption of VHS over BetaMax and Blu-ray over HD-DVD technologies. Murray's study shows how the adoption of standards in media technology directly impact audiences to this day.