Rock & Roll &
Give the Drummer Some
A musical polymath's life in beats.
Saharan musical traditions ancient and modern, in a region riven by conflict.
In I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, a punk icon issues a wailing rock memoir.
A pair of courageous new memoirs from married music makers.
David Byrne looks back on a life turning questions into ecstacy -- and Jonathan Lethem unpacks the Talking Heads' signature work of nervous transport.
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.