Richard Wei Semus muses on representations of the contemporary cowboy in Chloé Zhao’s film "The Rider" and Mitski's album "Be the Cowboy."
Lisa Brackmann is the author of a trio of China-set noir novels, which I regularly recommend to anyone looking for …
In the style of the New York Times "By the Book" series, Jeffrey Wasserstrom questions Ian Rankin about his varied musical tastes.
Shannon Draucker examines the role classical music plays in two recent novels, Aja Gabel's "The Ensemble" and R. O. Kwon's "The Incendiaries."
Geoff Nelson discusses Bertolt Brecht's theory of alienation and the music videos of Mitski.
Max Suechting reviews Kanye West's "ye" and West's collaboration with Kid Cudi, "Kids See Ghosts."
Isabel Torrealba considers Bowie as magical realist.