Bob Dylan’s epic new song isn't just about the assassination of JFK. It's about how an event takes on meaning beyond itself, and the role of spirit in the national life.
Timothy Hampton | Apr 3
Artist Michael Rakowitz charts the historical context and aftermath of a concert — at the Ramallah Cultural Palace in Palestine — that never happened.
Anthony Downey | Feb 24
Even those of us who can’t play a musical instrument or lack a sense of rhythm can perceive and enjoy music. Are we alone?
Henkjan Honing | Jan 30
From field recordings to bird box automata and clocks, humans have been reproducing and utilizing bird sound for centuries.
John Bevis | Dec 12, 2019
By exposing the psychic toll of dispossession, Dylan’s songs suggest why art in our own moment needs to account for the suffering found there.
Timothy Hampton | Jun 17, 2019