In Conversation: Kevin Morby Reflects on City Life and the Joys of Solitude

The well-traveled musician seeks a quiet place to reflect on his old life as a city dweller.

Rory Scovel is Teed Off

Not really. But the South Carolina comic does set his sights on our new reality in his new special, Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time.

Demetri Martin: Some One-Liners from Someone Else

Demetri Martin has always marched to the beat of his own bits, but after twenty years of quips, skits, and sketches, is he ready to talk about himself?

Vince Staples at the Margins

What does it all mean? The Long Beach native isn’t telling.

POW!: Twelve Albums That Influenced “Check Your Head”

Great record collectors make great records. Uh, sometimes.

Grammy-Nominated Producer Ian Brennan Reflects on Working With At-Risk Albino Community in Tanzania

For International Albinism Awareness Day, the “White African Power” producer shares how music gave a forgotten people a sense of self.

Jim Jefferies Takes On the World

The Aussie outlaw comedian loses the leather jacket but keeps the foul mouth as he leans back on his new seat at the late-night comedy table.

In Conversation: Forest Swords Finds the Barest Way to Beauty

The British producer and sound collagist talks about opening himself to collaboration and simplifying his sound on his latest—and best—album, “Compassion.”

Breaking: Chastity Belt

On their third album, Seattle’s funniest punks come clean.

Breaking: Benjamin Booker

Three years after his debut the LA-based singer-songwriter questions whether bearing witness to history is enough.

Breaking: Kristen Radtke

What once started as a series of essays about the ruins of civilization eventually turned into a full-blown graphic memoir—”Imagine Wanting Only This.” But it’s not as apocalyptic as it sounds.

Get Your Motor Running: Ad-Rock and John Doe Are—er, Were—“Roadside Prophets”

Back in 1992, Abe Wool, the writer of “Sid and Nancy,” got a very weird film made starring John Doe of X and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys. John Doe remembers some of it.

Breaking: Amy Shiels

The long-awaited return to “Twin Peaks” isn’t a return for some of its stars—it’s an introduction. And for Amy Shiels, the only newcomer to appear in every new episode, it’s been a long time coming.

Keyboard Money Mark Is Still Havin’ It

The Beastie Boys’ longtime organist and resident savant talks “Check Your Head,” carpentry, and keyboards.

That’s a Record ’Cause of Mario

Behind the boards with Mario Caldato Jr.

In Conversation: Tom Perrotta Finishes “The Leftovers”

Halfway through the show’s final season, the HBO show’s co-creator reflects on what it all means.

Three Millennia and Counting: The Return of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”

It’s no mystery. It’s not rocket science. It only looks like it.

The Beastie Boys’ Guide to Los Angeles

To the Five Freeway.

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