Karen Shaffer

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I couldn’t stand Lionel Richie. Then he made the best speech ever at an awards show you can’t see.

NEW YORK – “This is the top of the line,” Lionel Richie said Thursday night, as he held the Songwriters Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award. “I’m going to have to say that this is the best night of my entire life as a songwriter.”<p>It was a stunning wrap to the best entertainment-world acceptance …

At 75, things are coming easy for Ringo Starr

Fifty years after the Beatles’ final tour, on which they routinely played only 11 songs, it’s possible to hear more than twice that many of the band’s songs on summer tours by Paul McCartney (at Verizon Center on Aug. 9 and 10) and Ringo Starr (at the Warner Theatre on June 17).<p>Starr was best known …

Washington Hobbit Hole is the first of three in an off-grid Shire

J.R.R. Tolkien created his furry-footed Hobbits to evoke a sense of connection to the Earth that he saw vanishing in the industrial age. So it makes …

Prince: Remembering the Rock Star, Funk Lord, Provocateur, Genius

On Thursday, April 14th, at about six in the evening, a black SUV pulled up to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. It was an hour before showtime, but Prince …

A Final Visit With Prince: Rolling Stone's Lost Cover Story

It is, in theory, a mundane sight, nothing 2 get excited about: just a 55-year-old man in his suburban Minneapolis workplace, scrolling through a …

Pitchfork to Review Key Albums in the Prince Catalog

A week ago today, we learned that Prince had died at age 57. The world is still trying to process that loss. Here on Pitchfork, we've run pieces about how Prince changed the way we thought about music and gender and how he taught us about sex. We've had pieces exploring his relationship to his home …

Prince: A Life in Pictures

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Still Would Stand All Time: Notes On Prince

Something tells me that 300 or maybe even 3,000 years from now — if we still have breathable air and if we haven't relocated to Mars, and if super-intelligent robots haven't colonized us <i>Matrix</i>-style — we'll still be trying our best to dissect and parse out the überfunky, hyper-synaptic, wildly …