July 25, 2018

Why Are We Moved by Music?

Understanding our emotional responses to songs, lyrics, and chords. Music is the shorthand of emotion. –Leo Tolstoy Music has the ability to evoke powerful emotional responses—both […]
July 16, 2018

Hip-Hop Is Evolving. Just Ask Its Superstars

Jay-Z is grappling with the idea that he is seen as an elder in hip-hop. Above, the rapper riding a personal watercraft while wearing a helmet […]
July 9, 2018

Drake Is Washed

The rapper has become wary and paranoid, and his music is suffering for it. A forgotten song in the avalanche of music released by Drake in 2016 […]
July 2, 2018

As Reggae Celebrates 50 Years, Some of the Genre’s Pioneers Look Back on Its Worldwide Ascent