You probably know that the new Number One film in the once-a-decade Sight and Sound poll is Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), but were you aware that Laura Mulvey wrote a brand new essay to mark the occasion
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So much yak and so much anxiety around where we should yak. With all this agitation afoot, it’s good to know that there is a spreadsheet of every single…
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I spent two years talking to people (108 of them) in order to write this essay on loudspeakers and how we listen to music for Harper’s Magazine. Enjoy…
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Some thoughts on scale, moths, and rust.
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I keep returning to an eleven-minute (sort of) jazz-funk reworking of “Sister Ray” from 1976. Lou Reed — with Marty Fogel on sax, Bruce Yaw on bass, and…
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We lost a real one—poet and critic Peter Schjeldahl died on Friday at the age of 80. His last two published New Yorker columns, on Wolfgang Tillmans and…
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I interviewed keyboardist and composer Irmin Schmidt in the process of writing this guide to Can for Shfl. (If you like the band, I recommend Rob…
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Three-hour ambient mix, Joe Bussard R.I.P., Killing Joke’s “In Dub,” Rosalía at Radio City Music Hall, the slippery hill of life, axial edits, Oren…
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