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Virginia Heffernan is concerned. The seasoned journalist (who was the guest on Ep. 5 of our At a Distance podcast, in 2020) spent the better part of the last four years co-hosting Slate’s Trumpcast, a podcast dedicated to the Sisyphean task of preventing the normalization of the former president’s actions. During th

Installation view of Marco Fusinato’s “Desastres” at the Venice Biennale. (Photo: Andrea Rossetti)

At the entrance of the Australian pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale, earplugs are handed out to visitors as a safeguaDesastres” (April 23–November 27), an immersive experimental sound project by artist Marco Fusinato that synchronizes stark sound

The Rebirth Brass Band in a still from “Take Me to the River: New Orleans.” (Courtesy “Take Me to the River: New Orleans”)

“We created rock and roll. We created swing,” says Terence Higgins, the veteran drummer of Louisiana’s legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band, in the new documentaTake Me to the River: New Orleans. (Beginning April 22, it will play at select theaters around the country.)  Directed by Martin Shore, it captures accomplished musicians—all from within a 100-mile radius of the city—as they rTake Me to the River, created using a similar concept and centered on artists from Memphis, Tennessee; this time, the focus is on the Big Ea

Samora Pinderhughes. (Photo: Ray Neutron)

What does healing look like, and in what ways does the American carceral system obstruct it? How can we care for each otThe Transformations Suite, a 2016 project that combined music, theater, and poetry to examine the history of resistance within communities of theBlack Spring, a 2020 collection of songs that took inspiration from ’60s protest music to address the current cultural and political


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“We created rock and roll. We created swing,” says Terence Higgins, the veteran drummer of Louisiana’s legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band, in the new documentaTake Me to the River: New Orleans. (Beginning April 22, it will play at select theaters around the country.)  Directed by Martin Shore, it captures accomplished musicians—all from within a 100-mile radius of the city—as they rTake Me to the River, created using a similar concept and centered on artists from Memphis, Tennessee; this time, the focus is on the Big Ea

The Rebirth Brass Band in a still from “Take Me to the River: New Orleans.” (Courtesy “Take Me to the River: New Orleans”)

As concerts, festivals, and group gatherings remain on hold worldwide, more or less steadily finding a place online, we a more accessible series of flat-packed speaker-building kits for fellow audiophiles to assemble at home. While Turnbull’s custom analog speakers are known for their utilitarian aes

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“Quotations are signposts, a part of my sentimental education, part of the way I breathe in the world,” says Paul HoldenQuotomania, a project from Onassis Los Angeles (OLA)—at which Holdengräber serves as founding executive director—and the nonprofit radio station Dublab, Holdengräber

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The English electronic musician and producer Jon Hopkins is widely known for his thumping dance music. His star began riSingularity in 2018. But on Hopkins’s sixth studio effort, Music For Psychedelic Therapy, released this past November, he changes direction. “It’s something very far away from a cosmic party or a set of festi

English electronic musician and producer Jon Hopkins