Scott Walker Taught Me How to Fake It Til I Make It
Remembering the influential and unorthodox artist who died this week at the age of 76.
Cruel Diagonals 'Disambiguation' Is a Lonely, Decay-Obsessed Wonder
The brilliant debut album from Megan Mitchell's experimental electronic project brings together a field recordings, disquieting beats, and an eerily clear voice.
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Jenny Hval Has Something to Tell You
We spoke to the experimental artist about algorithms, being "chill," and why her new 'Long Sleep' EP is an avant-garde reawakening.
Glenn Branca, Avant-Garde Pioneer, Dies at 69
The influential and innovative composer died of throat cancer last night, according to his wife and collaborator Reg Bloor.
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Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Robert Christgau on 'The Bob's Burgers Music Album' as Avant-Garde Art
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Fox cartoon's 112-track compilation album and finds something not entirely unmusical.
DIY Electronic Productions Are Challenging What Opera Can Be
Welcome to opera in the 21st century.
Now, You Can Sleep in a Frank Gehry in Spanish Wine Country
Finally, our wildest Rioja-fueled design dreams are coming true.
The Quiet Genius of the Most Underrated Japanese Chef in Paris
"For me, cooking is an art form," says chef Atsushi Tanaka of Paris restaurant AT. "I need design. I need my food to be beautiful and tasty at the same time.”
On Brian Eno and the End of De-Civilization
Eno's new album 'Reflection' is arrhythmic and unpredictable. In the Age of Trump, it's also a clarion call for meditation.
How Playgrounds Became Art Spaces in the 20th Century
Explore the history of the 20th century playground in ‘The Playground Project: From New York to Moscow.’
At MoMA, Revolutionary Russian Art Provides a Roadmap for Artistic Dissent
MoMA is tracing the history of artistic movements in Russia from 1912 to 1930.
How an Underground Mail Art Project Wove Through London in the 90s
Matthew Higgs’ ‘Imprint 93’ incubated a wide variety of experimental artworks.