On the Newsstand:Music

/ June 8, 2014 11:51 pm

The Politics of Race in Rap

"I don't care if he's purple, as long as he can rap."

/ April 27, 2014 11:35 am

George Watsky: Rapper and Slam Poet

"I’m not hoping to establish myself as the pale kid who raps fast" – Watsky discusses how digital tools have shaped his music career

/ April 16, 2014 7:45 pm

Mike Huckabee: Former Governor of Arkansas

"The people at the bottom of the economy ... they’re not doing better"

/ April 10, 2014 9:18 pm

The Evolution of Rap

Charting the path of hip-hop over the past two decades

/ April 6, 2014 6:39 pm

Where Are We Now?

David Bowie's Legacy in the 21st Century

/ April 2, 2014 4:29 pm

Singing to the Electorate

The impact of endorsements by musicians

/ April 1, 2014 9:40 pm

Does Music Matter?

The Ballad of Harry T. Moore, and music as a liminal space of societal memory

/ March 22, 2014 3:13 am

JLo’s “I Luh Ya Papi”: A Feminist Parody

The video engages in a reverse role parody by objectifying men.

/ March 20, 2014 12:03 pm

Silent Album Funds Free Tour

We just published a fantastic article (read it!) by staff writer David Freed about the future of the online music market. Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio have taken up where Napster left off, and, so the industry cliché goes, things will never be the same again. What better illustration of this last point than Los Angeles-based funk group Vulfpeck, who recently ... Read More

/ March 20, 2014 11:16 am

A Brave New World: Spotify and the Future of Music

How Spotify's streaming technology finally filled the Napster void

/ March 18, 2014 11:15 am

Rise of the YouTube Star

George Watsky's experiment in sustainable art

/ March 17, 2014 2:47 pm

Motown Misheard

Music and the 1967 Detroit Race Riots

/ March 15, 2014 5:19 pm

Anthems of the Brazilian Protests

In protest, music tells us what words alone cannot.

/ March 9, 2014 7:52 pm

Fight the Power!

A brief history of American political rap

/ March 6, 2014 9:06 am

Yo-Yo Ma: Cellist and Grammy Award Winner

“There Are Different Spaces for Music; It’s a Big Mansion” –– Yo-Yo Ma discusses the evolving political role of music.

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