An annual, opinionated rundown of the best of a year in listening.
Our listener-in-residence on his year in music.
A critic's year in reading takes in "life-changing" books old and new.
On tour with Donald Fagen and Rod Stewart.
In Norman Rush’s Subtle Bodies, a memorial service brings old friends together.
Intimate memoirs of New York life and love.
The Roma roots and world-conquering rhythms of an unclassifiable band.
A musical polymath's life in beats.
Saharan musical traditions ancient and modern, in a region riven by conflict.
A pair of courageous new memoirs from married music makers.
From Channel Orange to a Syrian wedding party.
A year's worth of essential listening.
Das Racist may be gone, but they shouldn't be forgotten soon.
In Michael Chabon's new novel, a record store in a troubled bohemia proves a setting as fantastic as any in the author's recent work.
A new study grapples with the long, complex legacy of blackface minstrelsy in performance.
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