Articles by Erin Osmon
The Apotheosis of Jack White
With the release of his third solo record, “Boarding House Reach,” the musician, label-head, and unabashed retrophiliac surveys his career—and the chance cult of personality he’s built along the way.
U.S. Girls’ New One Is All the Rage
With “In a Poem Unlimited,” Meg Remy turns pop into protest.
The Best Reissues of 2017
Five favorites from this year that had a story to tell and music to back it up.
Circuit des Yeux, “Reaching for Indigo”
Though it’s her most accessible album to date, “Reaching for Indigo” continues in Haley Fohr’s mission of experimentalism and self-expression.
Phrasing the Impossible: The Weather Station Gets Set Free
Intensely poetic and fully realized, Tamara Lindeman’s latest as The Weather Station is the result of trusting her gut.
72-Hour Nostalgia-Punk Therapy: Riot Fest 2017
With a high-profile Jawbreaker reunion at its center, this year’s edition of Riot Fest further cemented the Chicago party’s identity.
Meet Your New American Folk Heroes
Instilled with a studious appreciation of past musical movements, these women are revolutionizing America’s modern folk scene, crafting exemplary albums of a stirring new tradition.
Why “The OA” Doesn’t Need to Explain Itself
Critics of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s Netflix series are answering questions the show isn’t asking.
The New Dawn of New Age
How the consciousness-raising movement emerged from the margins to become a predominant force in American pop culture—and where the light might shine next.
Life With and Without: “Tig,” Reviewed
Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s documentary “Tig” follows beloved comedian Tig Notaro as she copes with breast cancer and the loss of her mother.