In Conversation: Rob Sheffield on The Beatles and Our Cultural Refusal to Let It Be

The longtime “Rolling Stone” critic’s new book examines the Fab Four in a new light.

Wine Pairings for “Check Your Head”

Go wall to wall with Helen Johannesen from Helen’s Wines and Jon & Vinny’s.

In Conversation: Hari Kunzru Talks “White Tears,” Cultural Appropriation, and Record Collecting

Some questions are more complicated than they seem.

A New Day Dawning: How “Check Your Head” Invented the Beastie Boys

Their audience didn’t understand them. Their label didn’t want to talk to them. Not to worry: For the Beastie Boys, it was a brand-new morning.

Thomas Middleditch: Extremely Vincible

Sad streaks, fatal flaws, and new generations of bullies are all laughing matters when you own it and clown it like Thomas Middleditch.

Moshe Kasher’s Got Problems (and Maybe Solutions)

The candid comedian with the gift of gab brings his talking cure to the nation with “late-night daytime talk show” “Problematic.”

Both Sides of the Wall in Berlin

The German capital is a city of dualities and dichotomies.

Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens

The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.

Mountain to Sound: The Returning Peaks and Hidden Valleys of Spoon

For a songwriter known for his inability to write a bad song, it’s easy to forget that Britt Daniel was once pushed to the brink. And whether he wants to or not, on “Hot Thoughts,” his group is bridging back to the beginning.

Exploding the “Song Exploder”: Hrishikesh Hirway Looks Back on 100 Episodes of Pulling Music Apart

Since starting over three years ago, the song dissection podcast has turned into an institution—but it continues to surprise its creator with each episode.

In Conversation: Jessica Luther Talks Rape Culture in College Football

With the issue of rape and sexual assault having turned into an epidemic inside of collegiate football programs, Luther’s book, “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape,” takes a complete look at the problem—and offers a playbook of solutions.

In Conversation: Thundercat Has a Thunderchat About “Drunk,” Yacht Rock

Plus: You’ve been calling Kenny Loggins by the wrong name all these years.

Breaking: NE-HI

The Chicago quartet give sunny garage pop a melancholy tweak.

Lessons Learned: Pete Holmes Talks “Crashing” and Rising Again

The comic, actor, and podcaster explores life after infidelity in his new HBO series.

In Conversation: Sinkane on Positivity in the Age of Trump

Even with the new regime in power, the musical polymath is still feeling good.

Breaking: Mozart’s Sister

The Montreal producer and singer shows a new face on “Field of Love.”

The Truth Will Prevail: Los Angeles Podcast Festival 2017 Sets Lineup

“The Dollop”’s Dave Anthony gives us the inside scoop for this year’s fest.

Bitte, Baby: Riot LA and Comedy in the Age of Trump

Comedy—and particularly political comedy—only reinforces our bubbles. So what?

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