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Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Downtown Boys on Immigrant Rights

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Downtown Boys / November 4, 2016

Priests on Welfare Reform

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Katie Alice Greer / November 3, 2016

November 2016: What’s Going On?

With the most important election of this generation looming—and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns heightening…
SPIN Staff / November 2, 2016

Big K.R.I.T. on Police Violence

Nearly 900 people have died at the hands of the police in 2016. According to the Washington Post, 800 of those people were shot to…
Big K.R.I.T. / November 2, 2016

Meet Two Dudes Who Drove 24 Straight Hours to See Tool in 2016

There’s an epigraph at the beginning of Weiner, the sad and hilarious documentary about Anthony Weiner's failed New York City mayoral campaign. It’s a quote…
Andy Cush / November 1, 2016

Q&A: Cakes da Killa Is a Part-Time Pink Moscato Connoisseur and a Full-Time Rapper

To be a rapper is to be constantly walking a tightrope, balancing commercial ambitions with the genre's traditional sensibilities (read: bars). It's no secret that there isn't…
Brian Josephs / November 1, 2016

Here’s Every Time Vine Made Us Love a Song

The death of the Vine is the death of an art form. The six seconds allotted wasn't a limiter, but a well of endless possibilities.
Brian Josephs / October 28, 2016

Q&A: Miniature Tigers Bask in the Sun on I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy

Like its titular Western hero, Miniature Tigers’ I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy is unpolished. Frontman Charlie Brand, 31, recorded pieces of his band’s fifth album…
Anna Gaca / October 28, 2016

The Orwells Are Moving Past Growing Pains on Terrible Human Beings

A few short years ago, the garage-rock rascals in the Orwells would have reveled in boozy binges, on-the-road misadventures, and spontaneous hook-ups. But now, just…
Sadie Bell / October 28, 2016

We Are X and So Can You

I guess the hands are as good a place to start as any. If you've watched any J-Pop or K-pop concert footage, you've seen it:…
Emily Yoshida / October 28, 2016

The New Oasis Documentary Reminds You Why They Mattered

I used to be the worst kind of Oasis fan—every bit as brash, self-satisfied, dismissive, and deluded as the Gallagher brothers themselves. Hell, I even…
Kyle McGovern / October 28, 2016

The Invisible Empire of Alex Jones

In 1972, the soft-spoken psychedelic evangelist Terence McKenna emerged from the Colombian Amazon, where he and his brother had spent months trekking through the woods,…
Andy Cush / October 26, 2016

10 Years Later, My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade Still Speaks to Emo Internet Kids

The definition of emo depends on who you’re talking to. Kids who came of age in the early-to-mid aughts knew "emo" as a catch-all slang…
Jeremy Gordon / October 24, 2016

The SPIN Interview: American Football’s Mike Kinsella

Mike Kinsella quickly cops to being "old," by which he means that he’s 39, married, and spent the day taking his kids to IKEA. His aw-shucks attitude…
Anna Gaca / October 21, 2016
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