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  1. Curating punk rock

    Can and should punk rock memorabilia be on display in museums — or does that defeat the purpose of punk’s ethos in the first place? Aging punk Matthew Barlow explores the question.

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  2. emotions – silencing;

    Brianna Dawn’s compact poetry is dense with imagery: “when you whisper, notes / vanish, shrinking in the air / becoming shadows / of the music your voice could / sing – they could have filled the air”

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  4. Losing My Religion: The Demise of Rock and Roll

    Is rock’s moment over? Wide-ranging interviews with indie rock bands explore what the landscape looks like for the contemporary rock band (and fan).

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  5. Amanda Petrusich

    Explore the work of Brooklyn-based writer Amanda Petrusich, the author of Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records.

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  6. “It’s kind of related to this concept that Gloria Steinem writes about, the idea that we are linked, not ranked.”

    Culture
  7. What Is Music For

    Cellist Miranda Wilson on music’s sublime and subversive power, and the importance of music education: “Music is not a daily vitamin or a nasty vegetable that you have to eat before you can have ice cream. Music is worth studying because music is wonderful.”

    Education
  8. Top 40 Albums of 2016

    “For me, this list is the most important thing I write all year. While I enjoy all the various writing avenues I take, the ‘Top Albums’ list is really the end-all-be-all.” Andy Schroeder at Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs shares his annual list of top albums, including A Tribe Called Quest, Wilco, and more.

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  9. Hater’s Guide to Christmas Music

    “Bethlehem is 2,500ft above sea level and 20 miles from any large body of water. You didn’t see three ships. You’re up a mountain.” Andy Doe is really not into most popular Christmas music.

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  10. Urban Kultur Blog

    Steven, the award-winning blogger, vlogger, and podcaster behind Urban Kultur Blog, focuses on street art, dance music, and other aspects of underground culture in the UK (and beyond).

    Art
  11. The Northern Sessions

    Fill your ears at The Northern Sessions, a site showcasing over 50 live performance videos geared to promoting the music of artists in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Music
  12. Looking Back, Looking Forward

    You can hear the possibilities inherent in a new day in Andrew Eales’ original composition for piano, Looking Back, Looking Forward, inspired by a tao meditation by Deng Ming-Dao.

    Music
  13. Bach: For All the Generations

    Breathe as needed. Observe rests. “Sound” advice, indeed. Singer Chris Gallant shares a close review of Omnes generationes, the fourth movement of Bach’s Magnificat.

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  14. Leonard Cohen Has Left Us

    Tom Hawking on the death of Leonard Cohen: “It is one of life’s great ironies that wisdom comes only with experience, and it reaches its apogee just as we are deprived of the chance to use it. But Leonard Cohen, at least, has set his learnings down in words, and song.”

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