How it became OK for musicians to reject popular appeal.
Hip-hop is getting whiter, but that doesn't mean the genre is doomed
More Macklemores doesn't mean the genre is doomed.
How did England's best composer accomplish so much when he aimed for so little?
Benjamin Britten was England’s great hope for serious modern music. So why was he happy to make so many small, precious works—and do they stand the test of time?
A New York Post columnist thinks it proved Jay Z is “a poor excuse for a husband.”
A previously unpublished interview
A previously unpublished interview with Pete Seeger.
A fascinating and obscure scholarly paper on Pete Seeger shows how he went from New Deal hero to McCarthy era untouchable to sixties radical icon to above-politics national icon.
Macklemore sends the wrong LGBT message in 'Same Love'
Macklemore sends the wrong LGBT message in "Same Love."
Rediscovering a lost treasure thanks to YouTube
Johnny Cash, June Carter, Elizabeth Cotton, Malvina Reynolds and more joined this gem of a show.
There is much more to the composer's quartets than folksy charm.
For rap fans, the premiere match-up of the 56th Grammy Awards was between Macklemore, of infinitely played-out "Thrift Shop" fame, versus Kendrick Lamar, whose major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, cemented a landmark narrative within the genre, frequently compared to Nas's '94 classic, Illmatic. Radio Disney bop-fun versus nihilistic, sex-fueled correspondence from the wrong boulevard in Compton, California—guess which LP t