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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 daily—SPIN's November digital cover is a package of politically minded artists speaking on the issues that matter to them. These stories will reflect on policy, language and stereotypes, and how systemic issues have affected their work or that of their peers, and will run daily through the remainder of the election. Using their own words, we hope to show how political power (or conflict) directly informs their art. Musicians will examine police violence, racial profiling and identity, immigration, the welfare system, election reform, climate change, and more, asking: What’s going on?


[caption id="attachment_id_214740"] November 2016: What's Going On? Illustration by Tara Jacoby[/caption]

Artists on the Issues That Matter:

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="214295" title="Big K.R.I.T. on Police Brutality and Community" index="" image_id=""]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="214694" title="Priests on Welfare Reform" index="" image_id="215088"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="214696" title="Downtown Boys on Immigrant Rights" index="" image_id="215181"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="214693" title="Vijay Iyer on Musical, Ethnic Identity" index="" image_id="214710"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="215096" title="Esperanza Spalding on Knowing Your Ballot" index="" image_id="215436"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="214695" title="Krist Novoselic on Election Reform" index="" image_id="215482"]

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[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="214723" title="Protest Surveillance" index="" image_id="214726"]