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Mellow melodies to suit the season, from Big Star, Billie Holiday, Eva Cassidy, Neil Young, Yo La Tengo, and more
Ellen DeGeneres faces accusations of, well, you name it
Acoustic antitoxins from Aimee Mann, the Kinks, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, and more
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
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
Stay in Touch
Send a message with the Band, Split Enz, Bonnie Raitt, T. Rex, and more
With prescient, gloomy pandemic reports,
The New York Times’s wonky science writer Donald McNeil Jr. has become an unlikely sex symbol
Take an (imaginary) trip with Frank Sinatra, Noël Coward, the Plimsouls, the Talking Heads, and more
More Side Effects
Self-isolation then and now. A lot has changed since 1978—but some things haven’t
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
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
An All Saints’ party with Patti, Billie, Neko, Nico, Emmylou, Bruce, Lucinda, and more—some with full names!