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Singer Taylor Swift attends the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden

Attacks on the popular singer help highlight the sheer weirdness of Trump’s GOP.

Feb 5, 2024 / 2021 Year in Review / Jeet Heer

Robbie Robertson circa November 1994 at The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.

The Indigenous Roots of Robbie Robertson’s Rock and Roll Revolution The Indigenous Roots of Robbie Robertson’s Rock and Roll Revolution

The music called Americana was created by a Jewish-Canadian-Cayuga-Mohawk.

Aug 14, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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Sinéad O’Connor (1966–2023): Premature Anti-Fascist Sinéad O’Connor (1966–2023): Premature Anti-Fascist

For years, O’Connor had been raising an alarm about pedophile priests exploiting children with impunity while an enabling Vatican hierarchy looked the other way.

Aug 1, 2023 / Obituary / Margaret Spillane

Michael Franti of Michael Franti & Spearhead performs

How Michael Franti Finds Hope in Troubled Times How Michael Franti Finds Hope in Troubled Times

A music legend, and longtime Nation reader, talks about music, optimism, and Howard Zinn.

Jun 13, 2023 / Dave Zirin and Dave Ashton

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Letters From the June 26/July 3, 2023, Issue Letters From the June 26/July 3, 2023, Issue

She’s not the boss… Support musicians… The road to 2028… The spiritual left…

Jun 10, 2023 / Letters / Our Readers

Tina Turner performing at the

When Tina Turner Rocked Out for George McGovern When Tina Turner Rocked Out for George McGovern

The “Queen of Rock and Roll” usually stayed out of politics. But in 1972, she headlined a remarkable rally for the anti-war senator’s presidential campaign.

May 26, 2023 / John Nichols

The End of the Music Business

The End of the Music Business The End of the Music Business

A century of recorded music has culminated in the infinite archive of streaming platforms. But is it really better for listeners?

Apr 10, 2023 / Feature / Ethan Iverson

The Creative, Collective, Queer Project of Raving

The Creative, Collective, Queer Project of Raving The Creative, Collective, Queer Project of Raving

In an interview, McKenzie Wark offers insight on the rave as utopia, breaking through gender dysphoria, and her newest work of auto-theory.

Mar 14, 2023 / Q&A / Zoë Beery and Geoffrey Mak

Barrett Strong Wrote America’s Most Urgent Anti-War Song

Barrett Strong Wrote America’s Most Urgent Anti-War Song Barrett Strong Wrote America’s Most Urgent Anti-War Song

The Motown legend, who died last weekend, cowrote “War,” one of the most electrifying protest songs in American history.

Feb 1, 2023 / John Nichols

Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kyrie Irving claps looking into the camera at a pre-season game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staplers Center in Los Angeles.

Kyrie Irving and the Fraught History of Our Collective Liberation Kyrie Irving and the Fraught History of Our Collective Liberation

Kyrie's anti-Semitism isn’t new, but his allies are. And that’s terrifying.

Nov 1, 2022 / Dave Zirin

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