Historical badasses as hipsters. Or the other way around.
David Kamp on Steve Coogan "In Britain, Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge is as celebrated as John Cleese’s Basil Fawlty or Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean." Really?
Lavanya Mahendran on whether MIA has the political chops to empower people in a way that encourages them to do more than just dance
Jessica Hopper on LDR for Spin
David Peisner uncovers the Cuban extreme metal scene.
JJ Gould on Josef Skvorecky and Nazi hatred of jazz
Maria Popova on Gary Marcus' new book, and whether musicians are born, or made
Mariyam Thomas interviews members of hacktivism group Anonymous
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd's alt-take on Grimes
Nitsuh Abebe on 'rockism'