David Berman Knew Exactly How to Find Beauty in Sadness

Across a long career of music, poetry, and visual art, the Silver Jews songwriter married despair and absurdity. Few artists better reflected how complicated it is to be alive.


Toni Morrison Told the Story of America

Morrison died Tuesday at the age of 88. Her life was not just the American dream; it was the inherent impossibility of the Black American dream made real.


RIP Jake Phelps

The longtime 'Thrasher' editor dedicated his life to skateboarding, and it won't be the same without him.


The Prodigy's Keith Flint Showed 90s Kids We Could Be Fearless and Raw

The frontman, who died at the age of 49, will inspire a generation with his wild legacy in electronic music.


Pete Shelley's Solo Career Is Worth Shouting About as Much as The Buzzcocks

From club banger "Homosapien" to the doomy and disco-y “I Surrender,” his 80s electro output is long overdue a revaluation.


Roger, the Ripped-as-All-Hell Kangaroo, Has Died

Roger, a kangaroo who rose to global fame due to his incredible physicality, has died. He was 12.


Apple Killed TouchID Live In Front of Thousands of Eyewitnesses

RIP TouchID, 2013-2018.


Native New Yorkers Reflect on the Death of the 'Village Voice'

America's most famous alt-weekly is officially shutting down.


Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.


Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.


Richard Swift, Indie Polymath, Dead at 41

The indie artist and multi-instrumentalist had recently been hospitalized.


Honda's Awesome Asimo Robot Is Headed to the Scrapheap

Asimo’s death marks the end of an era of hope for robotics.