Katie Bain

Scenes

How LA Became a Bastion for People Who Are 'Spiritual, Not Religious’

The ecstatic, hypnotic chanting of kirtan is a huge scene in the city. And that makes perfect sense.
Katie Bain
2.21.19
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into Joni Mitchell, the Blueprint for Human Experience

Mitchell, in all her incarnations, remains a chief cartographer of American music and the female experience. Regardless of who you are, her map is made for you.
Katie Bain
11.8.18
psychedelics

Psychedelics Are Going Mainstream, Because the Mainstream Needs Them

Some experts predict practices like MDMA therapy will be legal in as little as three years.
Katie Bain
6.26.18
entertainment

Maury Povich Thinks His Insane Paternity Test Shows Are 'Shakespearean'

"There is love. There is lust. There is betrayal. There is conflict."
Katie Bain
9.18.17
SPIRITUALITY

I Tried to Find Spiritual Enlightenment at a Music Festival

At Bhakti Fest, you'll find no alcohol, no meat, no cheese, no cigarettes, and no drugs—but you might find yourself.
Katie Bain
9.14.17
climate change

Reporting on Climate Change Is Harmful if You're Not Offering Solutions

Once-celebrated author and thinker Daniel Pinchbeck can't find an audience for his new book. He has a few ideas why.
Katie Bain
8.7.17
Sports

The Green Bay Packers Are the NFL's Great Rural Anomaly

We hung with 7,000 of the team's owners at their annual shareholders' meeting.
Katie Bain
8.1.17
Festivals 2017

Bon Iver’s Dad Helped Me Discover the Secret Jazz History of His Hometown

How a trip to Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival ended in the back of his dad's pickup and the dive bar down the road.
Katie Bain
6.23.17
Music

How Music Helped a Transgender Pop Star Transition

Through seeing Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Prince on MTV, Kenny could better visualize becoming Mia.
Katie Bain
6.1.17
Noisey

The Legend of Pamela Des Barres, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Groupie

'I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie' was her groundbreaking bestseller and Penny Lane from 'Almost Famous' is based on her. We talk to Pamela about her new book, 'Let It Bleed: How to Write a Rockin' Memoir.'
Katie Bain
4.27.17
Interviews

No Funk in the Trump: A Conference Call with George Clinton and Soul Clap

We dialed in with the P-Funk legend and Boston house duo to talk their recent collaborations, drugs, and making funk in the Trump era.
Katie Bain
2.15.17
Features

The Depressing Story of America’s Favorite Pump-Up Jam

C&C Music Factory's "Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is still the go-to anthem for sports games everywhere—but its legacy is at the center of a bitter, decades-long legal battle.
Katie Bain
10.4.16
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