• t-swift is a dialectic

    Becky Zhang follows the evolution of Taylor Swift's aesthetic with the release of her latest album "folklore."

    Bracing For Impact: Music, Millennials, and What Comes After COVID-19

    Dan DiPiero talks about music nostalgia during the pandemic and how it shapes his attitudes and politics.

    This and The Coming Crisis: Reid Anderson, Dave King, and Craig Taborn’s Golden Valley is Now

    Dan DiPiero finds traces of the postmodern in a new album by Reid Anderson, Dave King, and Craig Taborn.

    The National’s Anthem

    Sophia Stewart pens an ode to a band with "profound candor" and staying power.

    Cultural Patrimony: A Tribute to Alfredinho Jacinto Melo

    Andrew Zingg reconnects with his grandfather's bossa nova legacy through Alfredinho Jacinto Melo's influential club Bip-bip in Rio de Janeiro.

    Pop Formalism

    “Born in the U.S.A.” is a song of audible rage, but this rage is entirely inseparable from its production, from its angular and glossy trappings.