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9.13.17

A Brief History of the Trill in Heavy Metal

The stylistic embellishment, most commonly used in classical music, has found a second life on a variety of heavy metal albums.

6.4.17

The Ordinary Places Where Extraordinary Artists Grew Up

Photographer John MacLean captures the suburban and country sites of origin of revered artists.

3.25.17

Whoa, This Projection Mapped Video is an Acid Trip

Ryan Somerville and Andy Yen’s "Organs Without Body" melds fashion, dance, composition, and video art.

10.30.16

Old, Male, and Stale: The Women Fighting Classical Music's Woman Problem

Since the dawn of time, women have been told they shouldn't compose because it's "unfeminine". A new program out of Sydney is changing that, one talented female composer at a time.

9.3.16

Coded Compositions Become Rainbow-Colored Geometries

Kim Asendorf's abstract series of browser-based compositions reconsider modern contemporary.

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6.9.16

Photos Become Sculptures in These Collage-Like Works

Kate Steciw explores the physicality of photography in her latest works.

4.13.16

Why Cinematographer Roger Deakins Is the Master of Light & Shadow

It's always a pleasure to watch a master at work, so here's Thomas Farmer's 'Roger Deakins: Of Light and Shadow' supercut.

2.9.16

Rick Rubin and Friends Remix the Star Wars Universe into a Dance Album

Flying Lotus, A-Trak, and more turn the sounds of the galaxy far, far away into 'Headspace,' your next party album.

2.4.16

Meet the High-Fashion Tomboy that Keeps It Street

Aleali May has created a signature look by staying true to her roots.

6.4.15

Enter a Monochromatic Universe in This Hybrid Short

Caves, lava, and more emerge in Kurtis Hough's 15-minute short, 11 years in the making.

5.29.15

Warped Superheroism: The Music of Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Song Exploder and composer Brian Tyler talk scoring Marvel's mega-blockbuster.

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