Joni Mitchell

L.A.'s Favorite Cactus Store Opens Pop-Up In Chinatown Greenhouse

<i>(Courtesy Max Martin)</i><p>Have you been to L.A.? Everyone there lives in bungalows surrounded by succulents and cacti that encircle statues of Joni …

New York City

Bonzie's latest album a coming-of-age jam

Bonzie's second album, "Zone on Nine," could be described as a coming-of-age album, an ode to freedom – personal and artistic – and the struggle to …

Music

An Early Harvest: A Handful of Fall 2017's Music Books

Even though the summer solstice has just peaked over the horizon and the pages of the books of summer have not yet wilted, the books of fall are …

Books

World Cafe Salutes The Summer

There are as many ways to celebrate summer as there are cover versions of George Gershwin's "Summertime." Maybe you're looking forward to hot fun in the summertime or slathering on sunscreen so you can soak up the sun. You might have the AC cranked to cope with the heat wave, or the windows open to …

Abe Koogler

In <i>Fulfillment Center</i>, 32-year-old playwright Abe Koogler refines his tender, true-to-life style.

New Mexico

Amazon Is Poised To Revamp Price, Selection And Convenience In The Grocery Aisle

Amazon is kind of like Joni Mitchell. The singer/songwriter’s mere four top 40 hits belie her massive imprint on American music, shaping the melodic spirit, vocal styling and lyrical content of artists from Prince and Annie Lennox to Sara Bareilles.<p>Although Amazon is the nation’s biggest online …

Business

Joni Mitchell Sings an Achingly Pretty Version of “Both Sides Now” on the Mama Cass TV Show (1969)

<i>"Records can be a bad trip. The audience can play your mistakes over and over. In a television special they see you once and you work hard to make</i> …

Culture

How driverless cars, drones and other tech will change the urban landscape of Southern California

Joni Mitchell once lamented how developers “paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” But what happens when demand for parking lots fades?<p>For more …

Urban Design

Lise Davidsen: ‘There’s a high expectation every time I go out and sing’

The young Norwegian soprano on her Glyndebourne debut, her musical heroes, and how the voice has a way of finding its own level<p><b>Norwegian soprano</b> <b>Lise Davidsen, 30,</b> <b>shot to fame two years ago when she won several top awards, including the world’s biggest, Plácido Domingo’s Operalia. Domingo praised</b> …

Music

Lorde: ‘I want to be Leonard Cohen. I want to be Joni Mitchell’

She was a star at 16, and David Bowie called her the sound of tomorrow. Four years on, the singer-songwriter is aiming even higher<p>Lorde talks the way she dances, with the full and free use of all limbs. Sitting outside a hotel in California – where the New Zealand-born musician, real name Ella …

Music

Apple Music Celebrates Canada's 150th With Top 150 Canadian Songs Of All-Time

Apple Music Canada is celebrating Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday by releasing their picks for the top 150 Canadian songs of all-time.<p>During the …

Canada

New music to listen to this week: Ferris & Sylvester

Folk/alt-country duo Ferris & Sylvester are a London-based band preparing to release their debut EP <i>The Yellow Line.</i><p>They're the first signing to …

Music

Lisa Scottoline on Joni Mitchell's 'A Case of You'

Lisa Scottoline, 61, known for her legal thrillers, is the author of “One Perfect Lie” and co-author with Francesca Serritella of “I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool” (both St. Martin’s Press). She spoke with Marc Myers.<p>In the early 1970s, I didn’t quite get Joni Mitchell. I was in high …

Music

Do Not Instagram These Pink Houses, They Are A PR Stunt To Sell Rosé

fullscreen<p>Millennial pink. Canned rosé. Pop-up art installation. These might sound like the nonsense ramblings of a baby boomer trying to fit in …

Rosé

5 Canadian Songs That Connect Us To Nature

For me, listening to music can have similar effects to a walk in the woods. Hearing a good song can make me feel freer, more connected and sometimes …

Canadian News

The perfect playlist for reading James Comey’s prepared testimony

You ever read something, and there’s just a word or turn of phrase that instantly makes you think of a song? And then that song is stuck in your head for a very, very long time?<p>That’s kind of what’s happening with the prepared testimony of former FBI director James B. Comey, released Wednesday, a …

Music

The women in Warpaint aren't witches, but their music will leave you spellbound

If Kurt Cobain and Joni Mitchell had gathered around a campfire in a stretch of woods off the Western coast and conjured up four musically gifted …

Speaking With Behind-the-Scenes National Treasure Larry "Ratso" Sloman

The old adage goes: "May you live in interesting times." For Larry "Ratso" Sloman, this has never been a problem. A ubiquitous and well-loved …

Bob Dylan

Norway’s Frøkedal breathes a folky warmth into new track “Stranger”

“Stranger”, the new single from the Oslo-based Frøkedal, is a softly-lit exploration of new beginnings, bolstered by layered vocals and sweet, subtle …

Music (UK)

Nine Songs: Pixx

BRIT-school alumni and 4AD-signed Pixx chooses her favourite songs, drawing on her formative experiences with melody and lyricism, as well as the …

Music (UK)

The Surprising Ways Sidewalks Are Good For You—And 5 Things To Do If Your Community Doesn't Have Any

The physical, social, and even economic benefits of sidewalks are well-documented.<p>On a recent drive through my hometown, I was visited by the Ghost …

Lifestyle

50 Years of Rolling Stone: Iconic photographs that explore American music and its history

For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and - above all – music. Now you can reminisce …

Hunter S. Thompson

From Cher to Susan Sarandon, older women are making waves on red carpets

How dazzling was Cher performing at the recent Billboard Awards in her signature transparent fabulousness? And, as for Susan Sarandon on the red …

Susan Sarandon

Influences: Mozart's Sister

Calia Thompson-Hannant picks out her Canadian heroines...<b>Mozart's Sister</b> is the glitter-pop vehicle of Calia Thompson-Hannant, a Canadian artist who …

Reimagining Retail: Why Experience Is the Key to Survival

Millennials like 22-year-old Serena are helping to redefine retail experience. Photo by Asa Aarons Smith<p>Nothing drives home the retail apocalypse …

eCommerce

Justin Theroux | Guest DJ Project

Actor/screenwriter Justin Theroux has garnered widespread acclaim for his starring role in the critically-acclaimed HBO series <i>The Leftovers</i>. From …

Lou Reed

BBC Radio 3 - Words and Music, Circles, Curves and Contours

Circles, curves and contours have informed the work of musicians and writers as much as that of visual artists, all eager to explore a natural world of relatively few straight lines and angles. They have taken inspiration from the arcs and circles of geometry, the curves of natural forms including …

Music

7 of the greatest ever songs about travel

From the joys of the open road to stepping into the unknown, these 7 great songs, by the likes of Bjork, Teenage Fanclub and Baaba Maal, capture the …

Travel

Cher Sounds Off on Trump's 'Cheating' & Why She's 'Not a Fan' of Her Six Decades of Hits

Cher’s hotel suite has an indoor swimming pool.<p>She has been performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for years, including her (try not to laugh) …

Cher: I don't like my music

Cher is not impressed with any of her pop hits from the 1970s.<p>The iconic singer released a number of hit tracks, such as Gypsys (sic), Tramps & …

Canadian News