It may be trite to say that Prince broke down boundaries, but that's what made his music such a revelation.
Alexander Billet is a writer, artist, and cultural critic living in Los Angeles. He is an editor at Locust Review and blogs at To Whom It May Concern.
Heavy metal should not be ceded to its racist elements.
David Bowie showed that even if artists can dream, they can never fully remove themselves from the world.
Though he became a Reaganite, Frank Sinatra's early career was shaped by the Popular Front's experiments in left-wing culture.
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis speaks to the banality of terror in a world dominated by capital.
Bono’s mission isn’t simply to provide capitalism with a human face. It’s to ruin music in the process.
A recent book on musician Fred Ho reveals some starting points for a modern radical avant-garde.
Fred Ho’s dedication to challenging capitalism$’s logic through art only grew stronger in his final days.
Pete Seeger represented a musical tradition that can’t be divorced from American radicalism.