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.

Under the Influence: Andy Shauf

The Saskatchewan-raised singer-songwriter treats a mundane gathering like a glass menagerie on his ANTI- debut “The Party.”

Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was

Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.

In Conversation: Thomas Dolby Drops Science Like Galileo Dropped the Orange

After pop stardom, the “She Blinded Me with Science” singer set his sights on the intersection of music and technology.

The FLOOD Top 40

Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.

FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016

Great year for music, terrible year for everything else.

In Conversation: “Loving” Composer David Wingo on Separating Inspiration and Imagination

Jeff Nichols is one of the most exciting directors working today, not just because of his own artistic vision, but also because of the people…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

At this point, we’ll take any excuse to celebrate.

The Dark Night: Jóhann Jóhannsson on “Orphée”

The Arrival composer gives voice to an unlikely subject: himself.

The Score: Mica Levi

The “Jackie” composer—and leader of Micachu and the Shapes—shares her favorite moments in which film and music blend seamlessly to create the perfect scene.

A Weeping Song: Director Andrew Dominik on His Nick Cave Film “One More Time With Feeling”

“It was important to me that none of them were victims of the film.”

Sci-Fidelity: The Future Dreams of Daveed Diggs

True to his past, living in the present, and crafting visions of the future, Daveed Diggs travels through time—and wishes for more of it—on a mission to redefine “normal.”

Express Yourself: Lee Fields on Life, Love, and Soul

In his mid-sixties and playing for ever-larger crowds, the New Jersey–based soul singer reflects on how he got here.

Hometown Hero: Lucy Dacus Rises From River City

The up-and-coming singer-songwriter is the latest in a suddenly strong line of musicians who call Richmond, VA, home.

At the Edges of the Edge of the World: Is Icelandic Music Over?

We set off in search of a new Icelandic sound

Persona/Personality: The Two Sides of Angel Olsen

After responding to initial fame and acclaim by moving to a small town, Angel Olsen has quickly solidified herself as one of the brightest lights in music. And with “My Woman,” her new LP, she’s ready to present who she truly is—whether you want to run up that hill with her or not.

Breaking: Sadie & Arlo & A Record a Day

Some parents dress their kids up like superheroes. Some dress their kids up like athletes. But Sadie and Arlo’s parents dress them up like their favorite album covers.

Still Tenacious After All D’s Years

Jack Black and Kyle Gass—a.k.a. JB and KG, a.k.a. Jables and Rage—talk Festival Supreme and twenty years of The D.

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