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A Miraculous Field Recording: The Guitar Playing of Joseph Spence |

Sixty years ago, the American folklorists Samuel Charters and Ann Danberg visited the Fresh Creek settlement on the eastern end of the Bahamian island of Andros, just north of the Tropic of Cancer. Andros...

“Disenchantment,” Reviewed: Matt Groening Makes the Most of Medieval Slapstick Pestilence |

“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening, was a speculative fiction, set amid thirty-first-century technology, with a generous range of good gags and interstellar shenanigans. Each week’s adventure deployed the emblems of “Buck Rogers”–derived space operas...

Hooked by Mark Morris |

“It’s difficult to write music that is consistently happy all the way through,” the excellent musicologist Christopher Hogwood said in a 2012 lecture on Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet. But, in Hogwood’s view, Schubert did it...

The Man in Xinjiang: A Frightening Experience in Rural China |

The guidebook said that if we got off the bus at a certain point on the Karakoram Highway, a shepherd would greet us and let us stay in a yurt for a modest fee....

Molly Ringwald Revisits “The Breakfast Club” in the Age of #MeToo |

It’s hard for me to understand how John Hughes (in glasses) was able to write with so much sensitivity, and also have such a glaring blind spot.Photograph from Universal Pictures / EverettEarlier this year,...

Drake Anoints the Viral Dance Challenge |

The day that Drake dropped his latest album, “Scorpion,” the Internet comedian Shiggy uploaded an Instagram video of himself in a pink sweatsuit pantomiming the lyrics to the single “In My Feelings”—“Keke, do you...

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