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Brian Aris’ photographs of Debbie Harry

Brian Aris’ photographs of Debbie Harry

When photographer Brian Aris first met Debbie Harry in 1977 he didn’t know that much about her and scribbled down the phrase “punk princess” in his diary after the shoot. He could never have predicted that he had just met one of music’s...

Lorde on David Byrne

Lorde on David Byrne

On fighting stage fright, staying true to your inspiration, and the mysteries of songwriting It takes only a few minutes after they meet for Lorde and David Byrne to get in sync. The pop star, 24, and the elder...

The Velvet Underground Meets Its Match in Todd Haynes

The Velvet Underground Meets Its Match in Todd Haynes

In the director’s hands, music subjects are as much about their cultural moment as about their sound — a good description of the band led by Lou Reed. Todd Haynes said his music-related films are really about how “the artist, or the genre...

“I want to be that girl I needed when I was 15”

“I want to be that girl I needed when I was 15”

Beabadoobee channeled teenage misery and drug use into songs inspired by her grunge heroes – and now the 20-year-old is being hailed as the voice of Generation Z. After giving away physical copies of Doobee Zine at Beabadoobee’s...

Welcome to the weird and lucrative world of fake punk.

Welcome to the weird and lucrative world of fake punk.

Anarchy in the Vintage Punk Clothing Market. Over the last 30 years, pretend handmade original designs incorporating S-and-M and dirty graphics, innovative cuts and straps, military surplus patterns, tweed and latex — the stuff of the...

Charlie Watts Orbituary

Charlie Watts Orbituary

Dapper and Elegant Drummer who was the Rock-Steady Heartbeat of the Rolling Stones. Unruffled amid excess, personality clashes and musical disputes, the Rolling Stones’ exceptional drummer used technique to deepen the meaning and power of...

Sex Pistols win legal fight against Johnny Rotten

Sex Pistols win legal fight against Johnny Rotten

The former Sex Pistols frontman, Johnny Rotten, has lost a high court attempt to block the punk band’s songs from being used in a forthcoming drama series. The group’s former drummer, Paul Cook, and guitarist, Steve Jones, sued the band’s...

Has Being a Female Pop Star in 2021 Become Unbearable?

Has Being a Female Pop Star in 2021 Become Unbearable?

New releases reveal extreme attempts to protect themselves from the damage caused by fame. Pop stardom has never seemed less aspirational. The mechanisms of pop stardom have never been subject to as much scrutiny as they are now. Britney...

Cutting Mark Zuckerberg Down to Size

Cutting Mark Zuckerberg Down to Size

When the history of the first decades of this century comes to be written, there will be few more telling artworks than Ben Grosser’s film Order of Magnitude. In the 47 minute video, Grosser, a digital artist and professor of new media at...

In Praise of Copying

In Praise of Copying

What if copying, rather than being an aberration or a mistake or a crime, is a fundamental condition or requirement for anything, human or not, to exist at all? Is there anything that does not involve "copying"? And if that is the case,...

Downtown 1981

In 1981, writer and Warhol associate Glenn O’Brien, Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a graffiti innovator and noise music artist who’d just begun to exhibit his...

It’s A Face I know And Don’t Know

It’s A Face I know And Don’t Know

Ed Atkin's videos have made him one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation, but what really animates this British artist are the emotions that slip off the screen. Of all the strange, attenuated long-distance calls of the last 16...

Find a New City

Find a New City

Move to the Big City with nothing, make friends, make art, struggle, but make it. There’s a very romantic American story that I love, that lots of artists who are young and starting out love, too, and it goes like this: Move to...

The Velvet Underground Review

The Velvet Underground Review

Velvet Underground emerged as part of a richly interdisciplinary artistic adventure in the American late-1960s. Not so much a rock band, more a way of life.  They were part of a complex social ecosystem of experimental artists in New...