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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From Finding the Raga, which was published last month by New York Review Books. 1. What is a raga? To answer this question we must first acquire a sense of…
The rhythms of listening
From a list of 1,266 musical genres compiled by Glenn McDonald, creator of everynoise.com, which seeks to produce a comprehensive music-classification system. Read More
Inventing the instruments of the future
From Johnny Cash to “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”
The new album from singer-songerwriter Jill Sobule
Havoc, and spoil, and ruin be thy gain
Despite lingering effects from a 2010 earthquake, Haiti still throws a good party
Why I write about Prince
On the matter of conscious v. conscience in Prince's "I Would Die 4 U"