Gina Apostol’s dizzying new novel begin in present-day Manila before diving into the late 19th century — and the tortuous relationship between the U.S. and the Philippines.
Malek sang at the top of his lungs while playing Queen’s iconic lead singer in the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Still, he says, “No one can sing like Freddie Mercury.”
This week’s essential new releases includes the warped and wild pop sounds of My Brightest Diamond, a stunning instrumental record from Ed Harcourt, punk with heart and humor from Art Brut and more.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of the Beastie Boys about their new memoir, Beastie Boys Book.
Poet-turned-rapper Mona Haydar explores the beauty and drawbacks of her religion on her latest EP Barbarican.
“It’s juvenile. It’s irritating. Yet it’s also fiendishly clever in the way it anticipates and dismantles every argument that could be made against it,” says critic Scott Tobias.
Always the shape-shifter, Drake raps in Spanish in a new video with Bad Bunny, Puerto Rico’s favorite rap oddball.
Author Nicholas Eames’s series The Band is a joyous mashup of classic rock and fantasy tropes — because if there were monsters, why wouldn’t there be bands of celebrity mercenaries to slay them?
For one writer, the Dave Matthews Band was a gateway to progressive politics in music. On its first album in six years, the group seems like it’s sheltering in place.
If Drake truly wants to take his career to the next level, he might try something unprecedented: conceding defeat.