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To understand Kid Rock’s politics, we attempted to go to all six of his shows at Little Caesars Arena Let me be clear: This …

The Making and Unmaking of Iggy Azalea During the summer of 2010, Iggy Azalea lived free of charge in a guest house in Los …

How a Hit Rap Song Happens Now In this, the year hip-hop won the music business, one of its defining hits was released more …

Hands Up. It’s Showtime. I’ve been studying Americans’ accelerating penchant for blending the fantastical into the real world — from Disneyland to reality TV, …

The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter The Black Witch, a debut young-adult fantasy novel by Laurie Forest, was still seven weeks from its May …

The Rise of the Valkyries A month after Donald Trump took office, an activist named Lana Lokteff delivered a speech calling on women to …

Depp is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, yet somehow he’s facing a financial hole

Can A Cheap Basketball Shoe be Cool?  The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet …

How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game In 2013, a movie producer named Tripp Vinson was thumbing …

Episode 4: Music, McCarthy and the Sound of Americana How can music — even music without lyrics — be political? We explore that question in episode …