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Pop Culture

The Return of a Grunge Goddess

As she rifles through neat piles of iron-on patches, tarot-card decks, and baby-pink notebooks, Shirley Manson’s slowly graying undershave is visible beneath her fiery-red bun. “My [7-year-old] niece would love it here!” she declares, “here” being Junior High, a new feminist art gallery meets community space in East Hollywood. “Had I walked past on my own, I probably would have been too intimidated to come in.” It’s hard to imagine the 50-year-old Scottish front woman of ’90s post-grunge band Garbage being intimidated by anything, though the gallery’s augmented-reality exhibit skews more mill
New York Magazine
2 min leídos
Pop Culture

Have Flute, Will Rock

THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS: THE RISE AND FALL OF PROG ROCK will be published on June 13 by W. W. Norton & Company. CHARACTERIZED BY VIRTUOSIC instrumental passages, high-blown lyrics, and fantastical imagery, prog rock achieved massive success in the ’70s, as bands like Yes, King Crimson, and Jethro Tull sold millions before the genre fell out of favor. David Marchese spoke to David Weigel, who covers national politics for the Washington Post, about his book The Show That Never Ends, which recounts the history of progressive rock—and makes a compelling case for its reappraisal. You describe pr
People
2 min leídos
Pop Culture

GREGG ALLMAN 1947-2017 The Rocker Who Fell for a Diva

Neither Gregg Allman nor Cher ever pretended that their turbulent 1970s romance made sense. He was a hard rocker from Georgia with a howl soaked in Jack Daniel’s. She was a glitzy variety-show hostess. Yet they knew their love was special, even if Allman tried to claim that “Cher and I are just two people from down the block. We go to the drive-in all the time.” It was one of those improbable tabloid-friendly affairs that captures fascination. But it was something deeper. When news broke that the leader of the legendary Allman Brothers Band had died of liver cancer at 69 at his home in Savann
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From the Editors

The Boss is back…

Bruce Springsteen’s much-anticipated memoir is especially intimate in his self-narrated audiobook. Written with his characteristic lyricism and honesty, it’s a memoir as much about an American rock star as about America itself.