Katie Bain

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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

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

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

"There is love. There is lust. There is betrayal. There is conflict."
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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
Festivals 2017

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

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

How Music Helped a Transgender Pop Star Transition

Through seeing Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Prince on MTV, Kenny could better visualize becoming Mia.
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The Legend of Pamela Des Barres, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Groupie

We talk to Pamela, on who Penny Lane from 'Almost Famous' is based, about her new memoir.
Katie Bain

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.
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Festivals 2017

:::Extremely Seinfeld Voice::: What's the Deal with Composers at Music Festivals?

From Hans Zimmer at Coachella to John Carpenter at Primavera Sound, mainstream music festivals are turning composers into rock stars. We spoke with Carpenter and others about the strange new booking trend, and why it's more than just a novelty grab.
Katie Bain

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.
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I Am a Hawk Now: Devendra Banhart’s Back Where He Belongs

Having returned home to LA after his years-long sojourn in NYC, we find Banhart a little less hippie with a little less hair, but still pretty damn mystical.
Katie Bain
festivals 2016

If You Missed Grace Jones at FYF Fest, You Screwed Up

This isn’t a comeback, because Grace Jones never left.
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