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.
Voters in Oregon and Washington will decide Tuesday whether to strip cities of their ability to tax sugary drinks, thanks to ballot initiatives backed by Big Soda.
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.
China has a problem: it’s economy grew fast and that led to a trust problem. If someone doesn’t pay back a loan, there’s no real enforcement. But the solution might cause problems of its own.
Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit.
Michael Kors says it wants to add about 100 Versace stores worldwide to reach a goal of 300. It also plans to focus more on accessories and shoes.
During his Army deployment, Duane Topping began poring through fashion magazines. In retirement, what started as a sewing hobby to help alleviate his PTSD flourished into a new career as a designer.