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Yuri Shevchuk

The well-known musician talks about the adoption ban, Pussy Riot and the future of the opposition movement.

Every musical note has life in it. For six decades the composer Elliott Carter imagined that life precisely.

Shawn Francis Peters’s The Catonsville Nine.

How working in hotels led Henri Matisse and Ian Wallace to rediscover the intoxicating purity of light.

Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue, Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad

Lucia Perillo

Lucia Perillo’s On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths.

Artists can open a space of possibility in politics, but their role is problematic—and not always positive.

By providing free instruments, we use music to help rehabilitate prison inmates.

Blogs

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the media’s coverage of climate change. 

July 21, 2014

These ten songs, taken together, help distill the American experience and make clear both what’s great about the US and what still needs critical attention.

July 2, 2014

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

Eric on this weeks concerts and Reed on Syria's chemical weapons program. 

June 25, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014

Nearly a third of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, but it’s an experience we almost never see on film.

June 5, 2014

The students rigged up a PA system and played Beethoven’s Ninth over and over.

June 3, 2014

If there’s one thing netizens love to do it is to express themselves, so please flood the FCC with your comments.

June 2, 2014

According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 23, 2014