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U2 Dig Deep at Transcendent ‘Experience’ Tour Opener in Tulsa

U2 faced a big decision when the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 wrapped up late last year. The stadium extravaganza – which featured a complete performance of …

Dead Comedian Of The Week: Mitch Hedberg, The Comic's Comic

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The Year That Changed Hip-Hop Forever

Hip-hop had broken through big by the mid-1980s.<p>Platinum-selling albums by acts like Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J had moved the genre from …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mysterious snow scenes in Japan – in pictures

Every winter, a train runs across the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Known as the Okhotsk‑no‑Kaze (Wind of Okhotsk), it inspired the name of a series of snow-covered images by Shanghai-based photographer Ying Yin. “Snow is like a frame,” she says. “It can make usual things unusual. These photos show …

Shower plants will literally make your bathroom feel like a lush tropical garden

Turning your home into a full-on Zen space is one of the biggest wellness trends of 2018—think Himalayan salt lamps, meditation nooks, and healing …

The Downtown New York photographer that you should know

During the 1970s and 80s, “underground legend”, Peter Hujar, spent his days capturing the reality of living in New York City. Closely linked to sociocultural scenes, his images were real, raw, and showcased a “deep understanding of his subject's true nature through his lens”. After beginning his …

14 overlooked horror and sci-fi movies of the '80s you need to stream

The Smithsonian needs your help to make Hip-Hop history!

“Hip-Hop helps us to understand the power of black music & the impact of African American culture on the world.” -Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding …

The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend

T La Rock was one of the pioneers of hip-hop, an old-school legend sampled by Public Enemy and Nas. But after a brutal attack put him in a nursing home, he had to fight to recover his identity, starting with the fact that he’d ever been a rapper at all.<p><i>This story is a collaboration between</i> GQ <i>and</i> …

The 20 Best Podcast Episodes from Summer 2017

From improvised musicals to marches against fascists to conversations with internet trolls, the summer months brought some fascinating stories from …

The 10 best perfumes for men

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The 25 greatest rock music documentaries of all time

Mid Century Modern Find of the Week: Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Frederik Kayser

This armchair was designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrik.<p>It's timeless, bridging the gap between modern and traditional …

Giants: B&W Portraits That Capture the Beauty of Humpback Whales

“Giants” is a beautiful set of black-and-white underwater photos by Australian photographer Jem Cresswell that offers an intimate look at the beauty …

U2 Debuts New Song at First Stop of ‘Joshua Tree’ Tour

U2 kicked off “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017” at BC Place in Vancouver Friday night, debuting a brand new song in the process. The previously unheard …

Classic Performances: Run DMC Live At The Ritz (1985)

In the 1980s, MTV aired a series of concerts called “Live from The Ritz”. The Ritz, located on 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues in the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

'With or Without You' and the origin of the infinite guitar

Michael Brook never received the EBow he ordered. So instead, he created his own electronic way to play a guitar.<p>Brook is the inventor of the …

Ditch the Wires: 10 Bluetooth Headphones That Will Satisfy Your Audio Needs

<i>We have always been at war with wires.</i><p>The forward march of modern technology has led to the scrambling of alliances and refocusing on different …

Watch A Tribe Called Quest’s Gorgeous ‘Dis Generation’ Video

A Tribe Called Quest take over the subway, the street and the stage in the new video for “Dis Generation.” The song appears on the group’s 2016 …

A First Look at the adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Skate Shoe Collection

Woodchip brown and stone grey options.<p>Not long ago, adidas Originals by Alexander Wang took the wraps off its Run Clean BOOSTs and AW BBall sneakers. …

Master & Dynamic MW50 review: Superlative wireless headphones for anywhere

So you’re in the market for great-sounding headphones, but you don’t want them to weigh you down? New York-based brand Master & Dynamic wants to prove that function, style and high-end performance can indeed come together in a portable package, with its recently released MW50 wireless supra-aural …

Gorillaz Reveal New Album Humanz Details, Cover Art, Massive Tracklist

Following the announcement earlier today of the title (<i>Humanz</i>) and release date (April 28) of the new album from Gorillaz, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have revealed the cover art and massive tracklist for the LP. There are 14 tracks on the regular edition, with five more on the deluxe. A Super …

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30 essential psychedelic soul songs

A lot of soul music is psychedelic by nature, but soul artists started borrowing overtly from psychedelia in the late ’60s, and psychedelic soul …

Rainy Australian Cityscapes by Mike Barr | Colossal

<p>Australian painter Mike Barr focuses his work almost exclusively on rainy cityscapes, the moments of hazy gray that become illuminated by a city’s …

Brian Eno Details “Generative” Editions of New Album Reflection

On January 1, 2017, Brian Eno will release a new ambient album called <i>Reflection</i> (via Warp). Today, Eno has detailed new generative versions of the album. Available on Apple TV and iOS, users will be able to explore different visual and sonic aspects of the album. Eno previously made a “generative …

Capturing the Unexpected in the Streets of Mexico

Curated by Alfonso Morales, <i>La Calle</i> brings together over thirty years of street photography by San Francisco-born Magnum photographer Alex Webb, …

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Stretch & Bobbito: The story of hip-hop’s greatest tastemakers

There’s a reason Eminem dreamed of getting on <i>the Stretch & Bobbito Show</i>. During an eight-year run in the 1990s, it became what Nas describes as “the …