Has stan culture shifted the role of the critic?
Ann Powers's new book, 'Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music,' charts the complex relationship between bodies and music, and it manages to do so without descending into objectification.
"One of my gifts as a critic is that I really like music, and I'm open and still excitable. I'm not a bored person, and I'm not tired of life."
Steven Hydens's new book 'Your Favorite Band is Killing Me' focuses on famous music rivalries like Oasis vs. Blur and Taylor Swift vs. Kanye to reveal that these beefs were about something more than drunken VMA speeches or Noel Gallagher's big mouth.