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Black Lives Matter
150th Anniversary Events
November 10, 2015
Top Ten Veterans Day Songs
The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.
October 30, 2015
A Jazz Singer
Legendary vocalist Mark Murphy
exemplified the jazz values of improvisation, swing, and in-the-moment spontaneity.
October 29, 2015
It’s an Old Trope, but How Well Does the Factory Model Explain Pop Music?
A new book about the music industry misses the fact that we’ve already entered the post-industrial age.
October 8, 2015
The Culture That Capitalism Created
An interview with Boots Riley.
October 6, 2015
Ted Hearne’s masterpiece
captures digital disorder through the sounds of Wikileaks.
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October 5, 2015
Of Lobsters and Men
Don DeLillo, the Grateful Dead, and the New York Film Festival.
September 24, 2015
You Can’t Fight Poverty With a Concert
Global Citizen’s celebrity-packed festival aims to mobilize millennials against poverty. That’s pointless if it strips politics from the fight.
September 22, 2015
Altercation catches up on summer events and releases.
September 10, 2015
Who Loves You?
America’s ongoing fascination with Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
September 8, 2015
Top Ten Back-to-School Songs
An incomplete list of ten of the best songs ever written about school.