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    David Kwong is one of a new breed of magicians associated with “alt-magic,” a performance scene emerging in Los Angeles, New York, Madrid, and ...

  • Live in-Studio: Dom La Nena

    Singer-songwriter Dominique Pinto goes by Dom La Nena, ‘Dom the Little Girl.’ Like Lil’ Wayne before her, the name refers unironically to her delicate ...

  • Live in-Studio: Jessie Ware

    South London is like the Brooklyn of Britain. In the past few years, that part of town has churned out pop stars like Adele, Florence ...

  • Live in-Studio: Richard Thompson

    Guitarist Richard Thompson keeps good company. His name is regularly found alongside those of Hendrix, Clapton, and Jimmy Page on various "Best Guitarists of All ...

  • Live in-Studio: Dwight Yoakam

    Among country superstars, Dwight Yoakam has always been a guy who didn’t fit in. A cool, mysterious dude in a crowd of boys next door ...

  • Dwight Yoakam: Live Wire

    When Dwight Yoakam came into the studio recently, he didn’t just answer questions — he got into character, adopted regional accents, and proved he was ...

  • Making Portraits Out of DNA

    Everywhere we go, we leave a trail of personal information — in the stray hairs that land on park benches, or saliva on the edges ...

  • True Story: Keeping Memories Safe

    On Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day, the entire country stands at attention to observe a moment of silence. Everyone, that is, except for Daniela ...

  • True Story: Remembering My Mother Forgetting

    Meehan Crist is the Writer in Residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and she’s working on a book about traumatic brain injury. Her obsession ...

  • Music Video: Our Rendition of Beck's "Saint Dude"

    Beck’s new album isn’t what you’d expect. There’s no CD, no .mp3s, or vinyl. So how’s it being released? Sheet music. Kurt's conversation with ...