Jody Rosen is a writer in New York and the author of White Christmas: The Story of an American Song (Scribner).
At this writing, the first prosecution witnesses have begun testimony in the case of People v. Michael Joe Jackson.
Several weeks ago the 32-year-old hip-hop superstar Eminem, America’s staunchest and most spectacular amoralist, found himself in an unusual position, suddenly cast as the moral hope of his gener
The new Tom Waits album begins, in very Waitsian fashion, with a racket: a squall of percussive noise that sounds like it was recorded in a freight elevator.
“This is a book written in the presence of music.” So begins Geoffrey O’Brien’s sprawling memoir-cum-critical essay, and the reader is tempted to ask: What book isn’t?