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Give the Drummer Some

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Give the Drummer Some

A musical polymath's life in beats.

Voices from a Desert War

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Voices from a Desert War

Saharan musical traditions ancient and modern, in a region riven by conflict.

Richard Hell: The Thrill-Seeking Years

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Richard Hell: The Thrill-Seeking Years

In I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, a punk icon issues a wailing rock memoir.

They Don’t Want to Talk About It

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They Don’t Want to Talk About It

A pair of courageous new memoirs from married music makers.

May the Consensus Have Consequences

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May the Consensus Have Consequences

From Channel Orange to a Syrian wedding party.

The Dean’s List 2012

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The Dean’s List 2012

A year's worth of essential listening.

Who’s That? Brooown!

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Who’s That? Brooown!

Das Racist may be gone, but they shouldn't be forgotten soon.

The Geek Who Came in from the Cold

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The Geek Who Came in from the Cold

David Byrne looks back on a life turning questions into ecstacy -- and Jonathan Lethem unpacks the Talking Heads' signature work of nervous transport.

Derring-Do Scraping By

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Derring-Do Scraping By

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.

Darkest America

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Darkest America

A new study grapples with the long, complex legacy of blackface minstrelsy in performance.

Hearing Her Pain

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Hearing Her Pain

Fiona Apple can be hard to like. Love is a different matter.

Music for Lovers

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Music for Lovers

Before the era of the phonograph and radio, Americans were opening their ears.