Antony Hegarty Announces New, “Electronic Album with Sharp Teeth”

Antony Hegarty’s upcoming album — her first since 2010’s Swanlights — will neither appear under the name Antony, Antony Hegarty,… Read More

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“The Shadow State Is Not Really a Shadow State”: How Surveillance Anxiety Is Shaping Pop Culture

Someone is always watching.

For the longest time, that idea underpinned grim visions of a totalitarian future in books and movies, from Nineteen Eighty-Four to The Hunger Games — cautionary tales about the fate awaiting a citizenry that allows itself to be deceived by the people in power.

Then the future arrived, and it turned out those bleak fantasies of an all-seeing surveillance state weren’t so farfetched: in the post-9/11 world, someone really is watching, be it Facebook mapping your life’s history for the sake of advertising dollars, or the National Security Agency keeping tabs on your phone calls and text messages in the name of freedom. … Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Sufjan Stevens, Colleen Green, Pussy Riot

Blur reunited and Scarlett Johansson formed a new band with Este Haim, yes, but have you heard these stunning new tracks?

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Hear “Candy,” the Ultra-Poppy First Song From Scarlett Johansson’s New Este Haim-Featuring Girl Group

Scarlett Johansson, who is married and definitely not single, has formed a perper girl group called the Singles, and… Read More

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Starbucks Announces It’ll Stop Selling CDs, ‘Music for Little Hipsters’ and All

Remember the good old days when you’d be buying a Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refresher, and something about that cloying,… Read More

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