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In Conversation
The Skein of Goose

Peter Anspach and Rick Mitarotonda discuss the band’s new album Dripfield, staying level-headed, and their official take on jam bands.

July 21, 2022

Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA

The Gospel of Econo: Community, Wilco, and Watt at Solid Sound 2022

Reflections on the latest installment of Wilco’s weekend festival in North Adams, Massachusetts—and a few that preceded it.

June 08, 2022
Territorial Knock Down the Walls of the U.S. Prison System with “Just Say No” Video

The Colorado-based group’s album is out now via Die Jim Crow Records, a non-profit record label for formerly and currently incarcerated musicians.

December 06, 2021
Digital Cover
My Morning Jacket: The Last American Band

Jim James, Carl Broemel, and Bo Koster discuss releasing their new self-titled album in a post-band world for our latest digital cover story.

October 22, 2021
A Place I Wouldn’t Mind Dying, Alone or With You

Saying goodbye to the Silver Jew, David Berman.

August 08, 2019
Aging with the Band: Wilco and the Intersection of Mythologies

On lost love, recovery, and music at Solid Sound 2019.

July 11, 2019
Film + TVIn Conversation
In Conversation: Sarah Adina Smith on Motels, Beautiful Accidents, and “Room 104”

The celebrated indie auteur looks to make her mark in television on Mark and Jay Duplass’s HBO anthology series.

September 19, 2017
Film + TVIn Conversation
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.

May 07, 2017

photo by Ari Marcopoulos

A Formal Dedication: “Check Your Head” Turns Twenty-Five

It didn’t just help define a band: It formed how a generation would abandon singularity for fusion. A quarter-century after its release, we can trace our cultural evolution to the Beastie Boys’ third record.

April 21, 2017

THE AMERICANS — “The Midges” — Season 5, Episode 3 (Airs Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 pm/ep) — Pictured: Holly Taylor…

Film + TVIn Conversation
In Conversation: Holly Taylor of “The Americans” on Age, Deception, and Loyalty

Season five of FX’s Cold War drama has arrived at an…interesting…time in contemporary Russian/American relations. But some themes are universal.

April 03, 2017

photo by Mary Cybulski

Art & CultureFilm + TV
Lessons Learned: Pete Holmes Talks “Crashing” and Rising Again

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

February 22, 2017
Art & CultureIn Conversation
In Conversation: Nikki Glaser on Trump, Catharsis, and Comedy

The stand-up comedian talks about the possibilities for comedy under the new administration ahead of her appearance at Riot LA.

January 20, 2017

NEW YORK – AUGUST 28: American actress and author Carrie Fisher poses for a portrait on August 28, 1987 in New York, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)

Film + TV
Leia Shot First: Saying Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

“My generation was not tainted by the fantasy of Leia, but rather encouraged to aspire to the love of women like her.”

January 03, 2017
Film + TV
Poverty on Television: “Shameless” and the American Dream

The Showtime drama, which was just renewed for an eighth season, offers a brutally humanizing portrayal of lower-class American life.

December 19, 2016

Marc Maron and Chris Hardwick collage / Maron photo by Andrew van Baal, Hardwick photo by Robyn Von Swank

Art & CultureFilm + TV
The New Purveyors: The Nerdist, WTF, and Cultural Conversation

Chris Hardwick and Marc Maron approach the entertainment industry in wildly different ways. But both help us to escape the culture of the soundbite.

July 15, 2016

The Tragically Hip in 1994. Credit unknown

Courage (for Gord Downie)

Following the announcement of lead singer Gord Downie’s terminal cancer diagnosis, Mike Spry explains how The Tragically Hip speak to the Canadian soul.

May 26, 2016

Bonnie “Prince” Billy / photo by Patrick Glennon

In Conversation
Peel Slowly and See: Bonnie “Prince” Billy, the Past, and “Pond Scum”

Will Oldham talks about his new album, which compiles material from three Peel Sessions recorded decades ago.

January 26, 2016
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