What We Talk About When We Talk About Rock and Roll

Erin Coulehan on the cycle of adaptation and appropriation between jazz, R&B, rock and roll, and hip hop.

There’s a Theory I’ve Got Cooking: An Interview with John Rossiter of Young Jesus

Sam Jaffe Goldstein interviews John Rossiter of Los-Angeles based band Young Jesus.

Connections, Collage, and Citation in the Work of Lana Del Rey and Maggie Nelson

Niina Pollari compares the uses of citation and referencing in Lana Del Rey's "Lust for Life" and Maggie Nelson's "Bluets."

The Love Song of Matthew D. Berninger

Will Brewbaker appreciates Matthew D. Berninger and the National's album "Boxer."

The Joshua Tree Aesthetic: How the Mojave Yucca Became a Symbol of Music Video Feminism

Julia Sizek discusses how the joshua tree became a symbol of feminism in popular music videos.

How Music Reveals the Pitfalls — and Possibilities — of Patriotism

With 4th of July around the corner, I have found myself wondering how we sustain pride in our country during …