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In a Time of Isolation, Dance Music Offers Community Through Streaming

Amid coronavirus, dance music mainstays like New York club Nowadays and the label Mad Decent are diving headlong into streaming.
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In 'Hunters,' Revenge Against Nazis Is Messier Than You'd Think

Amazon's new Jordan Peele-produced series is a clunky meditation on the nature of evil.
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Breaking Down BigKlit's Riot Rap in 5 Songs

The Brooklyn artist is behind the kind of tear the club up music that makes you want to do things you'll later regret.
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David Lynch Lightens Up in His New Short Film, 'What Did Jack Do?'

Simultaneously a willfully silly dream sequence and a parody of cop shows, it's a monkey murder story done Lynch-style.
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Lil Peep Is the Artist of the Decade

In his short life and even shorter career, the rapper born Gustav Åhr became a voice for a generation of kids who shared his powerful demons and sense of doom.
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Prince's Autobiography 'The Beautiful Ones' Has a Heartbreaking Story Behind It

A new piece in The New Yorker by the memoir's co-writer Dan Piepenbring explains the extremely Prince-ish way he was hired.
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Internet Exploring

Here Are Some Beautiful Covers of Silver Jews Songs

In the weeks since David Berman's death, he's received tributes across genres from free-spirited artists like Animal Collective, Nothing, and Bill Callahan.
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Chillwave Was the First Great Genre of the Internet Era

A guide to the best songs from the late-aughts movement of hazy pop artists like Toro y Moi, Washed Out, and more.
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Girl Talk Has Quietly Become a Great Rap Producer

A new track with Young Nudy is just the latest in a long run of excellent hip-hop singles that the mash-up star has been involved with.
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Listen to Marc Maron's Moving Tribute to David Berman on 'WTF'

The podcast opens this week with a crushing appreciation of the Silver Jews songwriter, who Maron calls a "genius and navigator of the dark places of the heart."
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Foster the People Is Peddling a Conspiracy Theory About Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Epstein reportedly died by suicide on Saturday, but the band insists he's "on a private plane to somewhere in the Middle East getting prepped for plastic surgery."
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Remembering Things

Remembering the Time Slipknot Threatened to Sue Burger King Over Chicken Fries

The masked band's new album 'We Are Not Your Kind' makes this a perfect time to revisit their bizarre legal feud with a fast food chain.
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