No Labels a No Go

They’re fast running out of time to find a candidate.

About That Cult Thing…

Cults of personality are not the same as cults.

Stopping Deepfake Porn

A growing scourge may be next to impossible to stop.

Our Weird Politics

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and MAGA.

Digital Blackface!

Inventing outrage in an already outrageous world.

Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

A country music icon is gone at 90.

Nostalgic for Nostalgia

Is the past still the past?

The Economics of Streaming

The industry is changing rapidly.

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary

A long peek at history in the making.

Socialize Music?

A really weird proposal to solve a problem that probably doesn’t exist.

Cancelations Are Seldom Permanent

The weirdness of Internet outrage culture.

Thinking About Arguing About Politics Over Thanksgiving Dinner? Don’t

Given the times we live in, you may be tempted to argue about politics tomorrow. Here’s my advice — don’t do it.

Taylor Swift Refuses to Shut Up and Sing

Should celebrities use their influence in partisan politics?

Nashville Waffle House Shooting Reveals Gaps In Gun Laws

Travis Reinking shot four people dead in Nashville over the weekend with a gun that he wasn’t supposed to have access to. Thanks to what seem to be loopholes in existing gun laws, he had one anyway.

Apple Reverses Course On Music Royalties

Well, that didn’t take long.

Taylor Swift, Apple Music, And The Future Of The Music Business

Taylor Swift is taking a stand against Apple’s new streaming music service, and she’s largely right.

How To Argue With Family About Controversial Political Topics At Thanksgiving: Don’t

Today is a day for turkey and football, not a day for politics.

President Obama Urges FCC to Make Internet a Utility

Obama proposes four ‘net neutrality’ rules.