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George Kalogerakis


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Autumn Armagnac Mellow melodies to suit the season, from Big Star, Billie Holiday, Eva Cassidy, Neil Young, Yo La Tengo, and more

Those Naughty Evangelicals! Jerry Falwell Jr. was very happy to bear witness as wife Becki ministered to the young pool attendant

Mean Girl Ellen DeGeneres faces accusations of, well, you name it

Stay Unplugged Acoustic antitoxins from Aimee Mann, the Kinks, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, and more

Record Scratch A Hamptons charity event calling itself Safe & Sound was anything but. Working the turntables was Goldman Sachs C.E.O. David “DJ D-Sol” Solomon

Worst. Bond Villain. Ever. Beleaguered Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg disrupts Hawaii

Wide-Open Spaces Grab your mask and get out of the house with Roxy Music, Sidney Bechet, Garland Jeffreys, the Bangles, and more

Sex and the System In New York and in red-light districts around the world, intimacy just got even more complicated

Don’t Call It a Comeback Where are they now? Wishing you a happy birthday (or anniversary, etc.) for a fee on Cameo

Stay in Touch Send a message with the Band, Split Enz, Bonnie Raitt, T. Rex, and more

Mr. Right With prescient, gloomy pandemic reports, The New York Times’s wonky science writer Donald McNeil Jr. has become an unlikely sex symbol

The Covidfefe Chronicles You can’t spell “pandemic” without “me,” backward

Get Out Take an (imaginary) trip with Frank Sinatra, Noël Coward, the Plimsouls, the Talking Heads, and more

Ground Control to Captain Tom How a 99-year-old World War II vet became England’s hottest pop idol

More Side Effects Self-isolation then and now. A lot has changed since 1978—but some things haven’t

Side Effects Cataloguing some of the less consequential repercussions of the coronavirus

Music for Shut-Ins (Part I) The world is on a short leash these days. But you can tug at it. Madness, Noël Coward, the Kinks, Dusty Springfield, Benny Goodman, and others can help

Warning Tracks This Ides of March, the foreboding will be palpable. Some earlier prophecies from the Beatles, Marvelettes, dB’s, Leonard Cohen, Sly and the Family Stone, and others. Et tu, Ann Peebles?

Famous Last Words Death doesn’t stop narrators in songs from expressing themselves, as tracks from Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, the Rolling Stones, the Shangri-Las, and others prove

Halloween Charade An All Saints’ party with Patti, Billie, Neko, Nico, Emmylou, Bruce, Lucinda, and more—some with full names!

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