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Tavi Gevinson reflects on the beginning and end of Rookie Magazine. Our online panel tells us why they think 2018 was the year of social media reckoning. The director of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir explains the origins of Handel's Messiah. Singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan performs with her band...
After seven years, Rookie Magazine is shutting down. Tavi Gevinson reflects on starting the popular online magazine at 15 years old, why free content isn't sustainable in the age of social media, and what's next for her.
As the "Best of 2018" music lists are released, a keen observer will notice that the band Snail Mail is near the top of almost every tastemaker's list. Snail Mail is the project of singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan. She dropped by the q studio with her band to perform from their critically-acclaimed...
Bob Martin talks about his newest musical The Prom, about a troupe of washed up Broadway stars who head to small-town Indiana to help a young lesbian couple who have been banned from attending prom.
Oyinkan Braithwaite is a writer who's fascinated with the idea of unconditional love. Her debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer is about a woman named Korede and her younger sister Ayoola, who has an unfortunate habit of murdering her boyfriends. Every time Ayoola takes another life, Korede is...
Full story - December 10, 2015
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Dee Snider became friends with Trump, and let him use "We're Not Going To Take It" for the campaign. But now, the Twisted Sister frontman isn't so sure it was a good idea.
Full story - December 04, 2015
Gina Yashere on laughing in the face of bigotry
British-Nigerian standup comedian Gina Yashere makes a career of using subversive humor to expose the eccentricies of modern society toward race.
Full story - November 30, 2015
Adele
Adele dropped her first new album in seven years last week. Judging by the sales she racked up, her fans sure missed her. Adele explains what took so long.
Full story - November 18, 2015
Tracy Chapman
Twenty-seven years ago, Tracy Chapman’s debut album launched her career as a popular singer songwriter. She has since released eight top-selling albums and maintained a world-wide following. Now, she’s releasing an album of her greatest hits. It’s intended to be a crowd-pleaser, she says.
Full story - April 21, 2015
Comedian Marc Maron performs on stage at The New Yorker Comedy Playlist, 2014.
Onetime standup comic Marc Maron has his issues. Who knew his rocky, self-absorbed, empathetic-free past would prepare him so well to be a good listener, someone who shares and draws out new stories from Jenny Slate, Robin Williams, Mick Jagger or, now, President Barack Obama?
Full story - October 04, 2014
Lena Dunham (second from right) and the other principal actors of the hit HBO series, Girls.
Lena Dunham doesn't hold much back when it comes to mining her life — warts and all — for material. "From an early age, I found the concept of secrecy really destructive," she says. In her new book, that includes her struggles with OCD and criticism of her hit show, Girls.
Full story - July 28, 2014
Mick Ebeling says watching Daniel eat with his prosthetic arm was on par with witnessing the birth of his children.
Sudan has been ravaged by years of war, costing many Sudanese life and limb. But for those who have lost a limb, there's new hope. A California man has created a project to use 3-D printers to make new artificial limbs.
Full story - May 06, 2014
Boko Haram
The abduction of nearly 300 girls by an Islamist group called Boko Haram took place just as the South Korea ferry disaster happened — so the Western media ignored it. This is about to change.