Have yourself a merry little playlist with David Bowie, Darlene Love, Sufjan Stevens, the Waitresses, and more
From the Residents’ freakish Beatles sendups, to Spinal Tap’s meta-metal escapades, to the gastronomic goofs of “Weird Al,” a chronicle of those who have turned pastiche and mimicry into an art form across the last 50 years.
Connecting the dots between Pink Floyd, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, and more at a time when everything seemed to be happening at once
From Grace Jones’ erotic castle to Kraftwerk’s singing automatons to Kate Bush’s otherworldly hall of mirrors, these pre-MTV clips helped define what music videos could be.
A breakdown of the shifting politics, loyal fans, diverse sounds, and random nonsense that defined this year's UK mega-festival.
From “Space Oddity” through “Blackstar,” David Bowie was pop music’s ambassador to the realms of science fiction and fantasy. Jason Heller explains how the shapeshifting Starman was inspired by the dark sci-fi experiments of the space age.