Music

The Halloween Concert That Reinvented Bob Dylan
Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964
October 31, 2014 12:00 AM

Bob Dylan was the cynosure of hip, when hipness still wore pressed slacks and light brown suede boots (as he did that night).

Taylor Swift Channels 'Gone Girl'
October 29, 2014

Swift is channeling 2014’s other sociopathic blond pop princess.

How Parody Videos Transformed Pop Music—for Better and Worse
September 27, 2014

The problem with YouTube parodists.

Beyonce's VMA Performance Was the Feminist Moment I've Been Waiting For
Behold one of the most powerful pop-culture messages of my lifetime
August 25, 2014

Behold one of the most powerful pop-culture messages of my lifetime.

Why Does Sad Music Make Us Feel Happy?
August 24, 2014

Here's the reason you crank up sad songs when you're already feeling bad. 

How Ravers Became the New Flower Children
EDM is the feel-good music of a new generation
July 26, 2014

How EDM became the feel-good music of a new generation.

Wagner's Anti-Semitism Still Matters
It helped define European anti-Semitism, especially when it came to Jewish music
July 04, 2014

It helped define European anti-Semitism, especially when it came to Jewish music

50 Years Later, 'A Hard Day's Night' Is Re-Released
The film captures the charismatic insolence of the young Beatles
July 02, 2014

The film captures the charismatic insolence of the young Beatles.

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Is a Sad Indictment of Post-Feminism
June 27, 2014

Is Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" a glorification of physical abuse, or a radical appeal for self-love?

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