Sinéad O'Connor Has Never Been Timid
After she uploaded a distressing video this week, it's worth remembering that bravery and vulnerability have always been central to O'Connor's music, just as they have been to her interactions with the public.
Nick Cave, the Shaman
To see Nick Cave live is to see a rock star fulfill his true calling, transporting self and audience to the beyond.
'White Tears' Is a New Novel About White People Stealing Black Music
Hari Kunzru's 'White Tears' is a brilliant, searing take on the complex issue of cultural appropriation.
Peace Train in the Age of Donald Trump
A night in London with Yusuf / Cat Stevens, an artist whose 50 year career of preaching peace and love feels more necessary than ever.
An American State of Grace: Darkness and Light in Leonard Cohen’s Political Imagination
How would the Poet Laureate of Pessimism respond to a Donald Trump presidency?
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Funny Writers of Color Are Finally Being Taken Seriously
Paul Beatty's Man Booker-winning novel 'The Sellout' is part of a new wave of very funny, very serious literary works.