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October 20, 2016
Donald Trump’s ‘Horrifying’ Refusal to Accept the Election Results
Joan Walsh on the debate, Kai Wright on right-wing media, and Greil Marcus on Bob Dylan.
Start Making Sense
October 19, 2016
Greil Marcus: Maybe Bob Dylan Isn’t a Poet, but He Is One of America’s Greatest Artists
The music writer on how Dylan has changed his songs over the decades.
Start Making Sense
October 13, 2016
Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate in Ashtray-Binding
The poetry in Dylan’s music has always been something different from the language on the page that we associate with poets.
October 7, 2016
A Seat at Solange’s Table
A poem inspired by her new album.
October 3, 2016
Pop Progress: From the Beatles to Nicki Minaj
Popular music still works as a place where young people can try out notions that challenge ideas dear to their parents.
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September 15, 2016
The Get Down
, Baz Luhrman’s fairy-tale remix of the birth of hip hop, offers a glimpse of the beginning of the end of US power.
August 9, 2016
To what extent can Kanye West continue to foreground the commercial components that make his art possible before we no longer consider him an artist at all?
July 29, 2016
It’s unclear what the Clinton campaign thought they could gain by association with Katy Perry on the DNC’s biggest night.
July 20, 2016
David Ackles, Rediscovered Again
Stacy Sullivan’s jazz tribute elevates the unknown troubadour back to his rightful place among the glittered gods of ’70s pop-rock.
July 15, 2016
Top 10 Woody Guthrie Songs
Guthrie composed some of the most powerful protest songs ever written.