NPR's A Martínez talks to McKay Coppins of The Atlantic about how a hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, is buying and then gutting newspapers — and the implications for democracy.
Karen Dalton, an enigmatic artist beloved by colleagues Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs, and idolized by followers like Nick Cave and Courtney Barnett, is the subject of a new film.
The composer's magnetically powerful Fire Shut Up in My Bones lands with a force of authenticity, a too-rare window into Black life in an operatic setting.
Colette Maze, now 107, began playing the piano at age 5. She defied the social conventions of her era to embrace music as a profession rather than as a pastime. She has just released her sixth album.
"We're all taught that the success of a relationship has to somehow correlate with the length of it ... I just don't think that that's fully accurate." The singer-songwriter's new album is out today.
From the '60s on Lee "Scratch" Perry, who died on Aug. 29, brought reggae into rootsy shape and developed his own collaborative production techniques, all of which reverberate (heavily) to this day.
Turnstile's nothing but true to the sprawling, rambunctious spirit of hardcore. But overlooked — or at least hidden in plain sight — is the band's allegiance to funk.
John Coltrane rarely performed the music from A Love Supreme after its release at the end of 1964 – meaning even the most ardent Coltrane-ologists have been unaware of the existence of these tapes.
At 14, she stood out for her cool and "mature" demeanor. But at the heart of that persona was a youth lost too soon.
The ambitious rapper's debut album starts with an acid trip and ends with a paean to a rap pantheon. In between, says writer Christina Lee, it offers crucial lessons about playing by your own rules.
On Torres' Thirstier, Mackenzie Scott contends with pop music's tropes and techniques to wrestle with the high stakes of a long-term relationship: "This is about the love of my life."
After a silent year in which artists were sent grants instead of invitations to perform, the beloved festival was determined to go on this year, as carefully as possible. And how possible is that?
After a turbulent five-year absence, Isaiah Rashad has released his second studio album, The House Is Burning. Rashad speaks with NPR about community, DJ Screw, DC Comics and more.
The song, released in February, packs in plenty of historical and current references. The Alt.Latino team translated and decode the lyrics.
The Pulitzer-winning, Kanye-collaborating composer began her career with a creative blank check, but she's spent much of the past decade moving sideways. Her latest trick: reinventing as a songwriter.