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Baaba Maal's music festival - in pictures

Photographer Andy Hall joins the thousands of fans from west Africa who have gathered for Baaba Maal’s annual Blues du Fleuve festival in Senegal

West Africa

Here Are 11 Albums To Get Excited About In 2016

Forget the typical resolutions. Eating better can wait. Going to bed on time is overrated. And you know that fancy new planner is just going to end …

Music

Natalie Cole, singer and daughter of Nat King Cole, dies at 65

Natalie Cole, the Grammy Award-winning singer whose top-selling albums preserved the musical legacy of her father, Nat King Cole, and established her as a powerful musical talent in her own right, died Dec. 31 at a hospital in Los Angeles. She was 65.<p>Her family announced the death but did not …

Los Angeles

Soul Jazz lines up new reggae and punk compilations for 2016

<b>London label continues archival work.</b><p><b>Soul Jazz</b> is starting 2016 with two new compilations and two key re-issues.<p>First up is a 1970s reggae …

Soul Music

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

The true story of how an 18th-century secret society came to dominate today’s music industry (allegedly).<p>Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have …

Art in the Time of Gentrification: Can NYC's Culture Be Saved from Its Economy?

Last week, MoMA PS1 held a a panel discussion about art and gentrification. To figure out exactly how gentrification is affecting culture in New York City, we spoke with three experts about the issue.<p>Mention the word <i>gentrification</i> to pretty much any artist in New York City, and you can see the …

We Asked a Satanist What He's Doing for Christmas

Turns out it's pretty much the same thing as everyone else.<p>I know it's not the done thing to say, but Christmas is great isn't it? Even if you're not into the whole nativity story with those three wise men, the Star of Bethlehem, and the inexplicable whiteness of all the protagonists – even then, …

Meet the Indigenous Occupiers Challenging Development on Canada's Lelu Island

The northern BC island is on one of Canada's biggest salmon-producing rivers, which resident First Nation groups fear could be greatly impacted by pipeline development.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Gumboots first, four men in bright red survival suits splashed into the 20-foot …

A Look Back at the Most Bizarre Christmas Crimes of All Time

Terrible choices get rationalized when they are done in the name of giving your loved ones—or yourself—a better holiday.<p>Nothing highlights the scuzzy, pustule-ridden underbelly of humanity quite like Christmas. The Walmart stampedes, ye ole drunken family stabbing, Santa Dolls in Brazil filled with …