The name Beethoven has stood for centuries, but the man’s life and the challenges he overcame are as towering as the symphonies he constructed.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib. (Two Dollar Radio)
We know who can play it, but who was the first person to add electricity to the garden-variety guitar?
Never really noticed the drummer? Think they’re superfluous? It’s high time you brushed up on your drummers and stopped beating them up.
As I’ve learned through frequent bitter experiences, what I think song lyrics are, they frequently are not. Science explains why the brain misses the point. But my heart still hurts.
Linked by talent, and ultimately fate, Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin were the very definition of the blues.
It goes without saying that 2016 has claimed many people of genius … but we’re saying it anyway. We’ve combed the writing staff to see who they miss the most. Bring a hanky and a beverage to raise in respect.
Christmas comes but once a year, and with it comes the tradition of the annoying jingle. The science behind it is rather manipulating, but quite interesting.
The transformative, yet oft-ignored jazz wizard Thelonius Monk is in the Google chair this week. Get better acquainted with genius, Daddy-o.