Category: Archived

For Grammy Organizers, Caution and Fear in the Trump Era

In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency – when even a Bruce Springsteen cover band becomes a lightning rod for political controversy – every major cultural event has faced increased scrutiny. So as the Recording…

On the Charts: the Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Maintains Number One

The Weeknd‘s Starboy maintained its grip atop the Billboard 200 chart, marking its third consecutive week at Number One. Meanwhile, indie-pop trio the xx earned the week’s highest debut entry at Number Two with their hypnotic third album,…

How to Take Action – and Stay Sane – in the Trump Era

For more than 35 years, L.A. Kauffman has been deeply involved in political organizing, from anti-apartheid actions in the Eighties to Iraq War protests in 2003. Over the years, Kauffman began to notice that successful…

Where to Cry on Inauguration Weekend: A Concert Guide

Donald Trump‘s presidential inauguration is the impetus for a slew of radical concerts happening across the country. From Common and the National kicking off a string of Planned Parenthood benefits in Washington, D.C. to Audioslave reuniting…

Meet the Mogul Bringing Great Weed Back to Jamaica

Born and raised in Jamaica, Balram “Bali” Vaswani remembers the golden age of native ganja, famous for the Lamb’s Bread strain beloved by Bob Marley. “That’s really when Jamaica was kicking,” Vaswani says. “We had…

Can This Social Media Site Make You Rich?

In May, Mahmud Adeleye was living on one dollar a day in West Africa. A month later, he joined Steemit, a new social-media platform that rewards users with its own cryptocurrency. The more “upvotes” –…

Hear R.E.M.'s Unearthed 'Shiny Happy People' Demo Recording

In anticipation of the 25th anniversary reissue of R.E.M.’s blockbuster seventh album, Out of Time, the band has released some of that album’s unheard demo recordings. After unveiling the demo for “Losing My Religion” last…

Hear Giorgio Moroder's Celebratory New Song 'Good for Me'

Giorgio Moroder reunited with Casablanca Records, the label that release the disco pioneer’s “I Need Love” with Donna Summer and his classic 1977 LP From Here to Eternity. And the disco legend is celebrating with a surprise…