The Great American Xanax Legacy
How the drug went from a medication for Middle America to being glorified by a range of hip-hop artists.
The 2017 Music Issue
Streaming Is Killing the Musical Author
How algorithms are not only changing the way we listen, but are changing the way we write music.
A Look Back at Vin Diesel's Early Hip-Hop Career
Before he was the biggest action movie star on the planet, Vin Diesel was just your average guy making a rap song with experimental cellist Arthur Russell.
Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?
Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.
I Decided It's Time to Seriously Get into Insane Clown Posse
Enough with the irony: Psychopathic Records has done a ton of good things for rap, including these "psyphers" with Cold187um.
Can Father John Misty Help Save Us from Our Technology-Driven Hell-State?
Modernity sucks ass.
Inside the Republican Power Grab in North Carolina
The Republican Party in North Carolina is stripping the powers of the governor's office away in advance of a Democrat taking over the role, a last-minute move that has many in the state crying foul.
The Pervert Who Changed America: How Larry Flynt Fought the Law and Won
Larry Flynt was a hardcore porn pioneer, a born-again Christian, an antagonist of the women's movement, and a First Amendment crusader. What will he leave behind?
My Strange Afternoon Among Anti-Fascists Waiting for the KKK to Show Up
Protesters, including some anti-fascists itching for a fight, were prepared for the KKK to arrive in Danville, North Carolina. But the Klan never showed.
The High-Stakes Battle Over Voter Fraud That's Left North Carolina Politics in Limbo
North Carolina Pat McCrory is refusing to concede, and amid allegations of voter fraud some are speculating that he wants the state legislature to overturn the election results.