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The History of Recorded Music in Just 8 Episodes

Even before MTV, rock and roll frequently existed in a visual space along with the sonic one. One of the most obvious expressions of this affinity has been the numerous attempts to encapsulate the cultural significance of rock music for television and film. Though not

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On the Tech Day of Xmas, My True Love Gave to Me…

Take a look at your digital calendar. That’s right. You’ve got less than one week to find just the right gadget to gift to the technophile in your life. In fact, you’ve got less than five days. What are you going to buy? A new

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“Black Mirror” is Changing in Delightful Ways

The irony is not lost on us. You’re reading this article on your phone or your computer or your tablet, and we’re recommending a show that’s primary message is “Put that tech down and live a little.” Yes, the dystopian anthology series Black Mirror is

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Making Music in Four Decades

West Philadelphia, 1978. I was 16 that fall. I had two boomboxes with a little mic and cassette recorder built in. I would record myself playing acoustic rhythm guitar onto the cassette, then play that in the air, with me playing bass on an Arp

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Jail Time: Ava DuVernay’s “13th” on the Evolution of Racism

When thousands marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma last year to commemorate a similar act by black activists fighting for the right to vote 50 years ago, few probably realized that 30 percent of black men in Alabama still don’t have that very