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.
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.
How To Be Cool and Fashionable Without Breaking the Bank, Starring Dr. Steve Brule
The host of Adult Swim’s “Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule” is here to keep you looking good on a budget.
Neil Young: All Alone the Captain Stands
If anyone’s earned the right to rest on their laurels, it’s Neil Young. But with a new album—scratch that, “ear movie”—out and his Pono music player steadily gaining traction, he’s finally free to do what he wants: save the world.
In Deep: The Shark Photography of Michael Muller
Known for his world-class work on land, the visionary photographer recently took to the water to dive with sharks (cageless, mind you)—all documented in the new TASCHEN book “Sharks: Face-to-Face with the Ocean’s Endangered Predator.”
Wind the Clocks: Iggy Pop’s New Leash on Life
Stirring up dirt in the Joshua Tree desert with Iggy Pop and Josh Homme—the world’s smartest Dum Dum Boys—to talk “Post Pop Depression,” this year’s most devastating rock album.
Wyld Stallyn: BoJack Horseman Sneaks Tragedy in Through Comedy’s Hollow Body
Going deep into the belly of one of the best-keep secrets on television.
Freaky Stylin’: Getting Into Bed With Big Grams
FLOOD 2 cover stars Big Boi and Phantogram talk about the making of their self-titled EP.
VEEP: Off the Record with All the President’s Men
“People said how authentic the show is…which is terrifying. I don’t disbelieve that… It’s not out of thin air; a lot of stuff is based on occurrences and people and incidents that have happened. You look at the show and you go, ‘And I live here, too?’”
Kitten Kaboodle: El-P and Killer Mike Meow the Jewels
“Mike’s not exactly a cat person, but I think he may have turned a corner,” says El-P.
“Fell in love with a cat today,” admits Killer Mike.
Caribou: Feeling The Love
Dan Snaith on the state of mind of “Our Love,” Caribou’s first record in four years: “…Relationships change over time. It’s thinking as much about loss as it is about the beginnings of things.”
Surviving the Fall: The Resurrection of Death From Above 1979
After one unforgettable debut record, an acrimonious breakup, five years of silence, an exalted reunion, and their first new record in a decade…Death comes back to life.