Emma Allen Is Expanding The New Yorker’s Comic Universe
This new head honcho of humor is diversifying the formats and faces featured in the revered magazine.
Dylan Balliett Wants to Introduce You to His Dylan-Guys
The illustrator and comic book artist walks us through his vision of a world that’s both musical and anti-Seussical.
In Conversation: Neil Hamburger Is Giving the Vocal Performance of His Life
Gregg Turkington on the intersection of punk rock and easy listening and bringing absurdist sincerity to the masses.
Soccer Mommy Is Taking Time to Reflect
Sophie Allison talks fate, knowing your angles, and what you can’t learn in school.
CHAI Wants to Know What Words Are Worth
The Japanese band is rocketing into the West with a full-blown stylistic vision firmly in place. And that vision doesn’t include any preconceived notions of what it means to be “cute.”
Elena Tonra, Alone But Not Lonely
Daughter’s frontperson, already beloved for her bravely desolate lyrics, launched a new solo project—Ex:Re—to provide her most devastating songs yet. But she’s far from lonesome.
D’Arcy Carden Will Tickle Your Funny Bone
The actress best-known as a bubbly tour guide in heaven is learning a lot from playing non-human.
Grapetooth Built the Table They’re Sitting At
Twin Peaks’ Clay Frankel and Home-Sick’s Chris Bailoni decided to make a group casually, even though the music ended up sounding anything but.
The Language Theory of Julia Holter
“Aviary” walks like a duck and talks like a duck, in album terms, anyway, but the more you pay attention, the less it fits in.
Lala Lala Finds Her Feet
On Lillie West’s debut for Hardly Art, her recent sobriety and a newfound gratitude for life stand resiliently among Chicago’s freaky music scene.
boygenius Are Compatible, Not Comparable
Unlike most supergroups, the debut EP from the songwriting team of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus invites listeners to hear each artist as an individual.
At Home with Spiritualized, an Orchestra of One
Jason Pierce considered having the bedroom-recorded “And Nothing Hurt” be the last Spiritualized album—and even though it might not be, it still sounds like quite the finale.
Roy Wood Jr. Is Writing Jokes for Everyone
The “Daily Show” correspondent has been touring the country and telling political jokes—but not just for “Daily Show” crowds.
A Visit to Wayne Kramer’s America
Fifty years after the MC5 played the Democratic National Convention, hoping to jumpstart a new era, things don’t look much different in the USA. But Wayne Kramer knows that it’s still on us—and him—to change.
The New Wilderness of Liars
Angus Andrew has stepped off alone with his group, and returned to Australia in the process. And if you’re still looking for a theme, he’ll be glad to explain it to you.
Paul Dano and the Importance of Being Earnest
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the offbeat (and oft-beat) actor and first-time director.
Wu-Tang Clan: Twenty-Five Years Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on Wu-Tang Clan, the rap group with a religious following.
Colluding with Rob Rogers and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass
Our FLOOD 9 cover conversation between ex–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist and an irreverent rock duo.