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Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller on Their “Other Music” Documentary

Nov 25, 2020 Web Exclusive

In such cloistered times, a geographical myopia begins to appear. Though the record store was once a habitual oasis in the incessant tide of activity that animates our lives, it has been an increasingly distant retreat, vanishing behind the lines of gentrification, monopolization, streaming, and global health crises. More

Travel Writer and TV Host Rick Steves On Publishing, Packing, Pints, and Patience

Nov 24, 2020 Web Exclusive

Famed traveler, writer, television host, activist and tour guide, Rick Steves, is an inspiration. He’s curious and adventurous but he’s also compassionate and empathetic. He works to keep a long view of global sustainability, rather than promote quick gains. And, as such, he’s helped bring countless people out of their shells or out of their normal day-to-day behaviors and taken them on excursions around the world, whether through his travel guides, TV shows, or guided tours.  More

Roman Mars on His New “99 Percent Invisible” Book and Running Radiotopia Like a Record Label

Nov 23, 2020 Web Exclusive

Music has always been essential to 99 Percent Invisible says Roman Mars, the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast—that recently marked 10 years with a design book, titled The 99 Percent Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design. Tackling often dry and mundane subjects such as manholes, markers, and municipal flags, Mars understood early on that he had to seduce listeners, and music is used effectively to that end. More

The Cranberries on Dolores O’Riordan and “No Need to Argue”

Nov 13, 2020 Web Exclusive

If you’re of the right age, chances are you have a favorite song from the ’90s Irish rock ‘n’ roll band The Cranberries. For many, it’s “Zombie,” the aggressive, buzzy track that talks about bombs, guns, and war inside your head. For others, it’s the jangly “Dreams” or sticky “Linger” that have become personal favorites. More

David Byrne on Broadway, Doodles, and “Reasons to be Cheerful”

Nov 12, 2020 Web Exclusive

Champions and lovers of art, in all its forms, likely have come across the work of musician and performer, David Byrne. The Hall of Fame songwriter rose to prominence in the ’80s and ’90s with his band, Talking Heads, releasing all-time classic tracks like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and “Once in a Lifetime.” He is known for co-producing one of the most beloved concert films of all time, Stop Making Sense, and more recently, Byrne has made headlines for projects like his positive-thinking magazine, Reasons to be Cheerful, and his Broadway stage show (recently released on HBO MAX), American Utopia. More

Paris Berelc on “Hubie Halloween,” Modeling, Disney, and Her Career Family

Nov 06, 2020 Web Exclusive

Paris Berelc lights up the screen. Whether the 21-year-old actor is working on a Disney show with one of her bright young co-stars or whether she’s showcasing her luminescent talents in a movie like Netflix’ Hubie Halloween with Adam Sandler and China Anne McClain, Berelc is one of the fast-rising on-screen performers of the 2020s. More

Kim Dawson and Bobby Herbeck on the Original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Movie 30 Years Later

Nov 05, 2020 Web Exclusive

For anyone who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, you likely crossed paths with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If, like me, you were rather obsessed with them, then you likely had dozens of figures and maybe even rode around on the large TMNT blimp like a horse (I regret nothing!). But one of the biggest highlights of Turtle fandom back then was the live action movie released in 1990, which was co-written by Bobby Herbeck and co-produced by Kim Dawson. More

China Anne McClain on “Hubie Halloween,” “Black Lightning,” and Meeting Michelle Obama

Oct 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

Actor and singer, China Anne McClain, could power a space station with her buoyant energy. In fact, for all we know, she might be doing that right now.  More

Austra on “HiRUDiN”

Oct 29, 2020 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

Making music is a privilege. It’s also a poison. More