David Berman Knew Exactly How to Find Beauty in Sadness
Across a long career of music, poetry, and visual art, the Silver Jews songwriter married despair and absurdity. Few artists better reflected how complicated it is to be alive.
Toni Morrison Told the Story of America
Morrison died Tuesday at the age of 88. Her life was not just the American dream; it was the inherent impossibility of the Black American dream made real.
RIP Jake Phelps
The longtime 'Thrasher' editor dedicated his life to skateboarding, and it won't be the same without him.
Pete Shelley's Solo Career is Worth Shouting About as Much as The Buzzcocks
From club banger "Homosapien" to the doomy and disco-y “I Surrender”, his 80s electro output is long overdue a revaluation.
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Roger, the Ripped-as-all-Hell Kangaroo, Has Died
Roger, a kangaroo who rose to global fame due to his incredible physicality, has died. He was 12.
Native New Yorkers Reflect on the Death of the 'Village Voice'
America's most famous alt-weekly is officially shutting down.
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Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin
We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.
Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76
The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.
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Richard Swift, Indie Polymath, Dead at 41
The indie artist and multi-instrumentalist had recently been hospitalized.
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Avicii Will Live Forever As An EDM Legend
The Swedish DJ and producer, who died at the age of 28, struggled in the spotlight, but his influence on EDM and its culture is permanent.
The Late, Great John Mahoney Was Frasier's Father, and Yours Too
A tribute to the man we all know as Martin Crane.
Don't Mourn For Hugh Hefner
The media has painted the Playboy founder as a grandfather figure with naughty past. It needs to stop.