Smutty Smiff Gets His Stolen Bass Back

“It’s kind of restored my belief in humanity and karma,” said Smutty, who called from the homeless shelter in Reykjavik where he works. “I’ve heard from hundreds of people I haven’t seen or talked to...

The Passion of Questlove

Questlove in 1975 at a lounge in Valley Forge, Pa.Credit…Courtesy of Questlove By the time he started elementary school, Thompson had spent more time on the road with adults than in Philadelphi...

Bolshoi Performer Is Killed in Onstage Accident

A performer was killed during an opera at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on Saturday when there was an accident during a scene change, the theater said. The man, in his late 30s, was working as an ext...

Cultural Appropriation Can Be Beautiful

To me, “I Wonder What Became of Me?” represents cultural innovation more generally. For one, the fusion happened far beyond the stage. The difference between the boopiness of Europop and the richness...

Who Can Say Why Enya Endures? Only Time

On the long drives through Ireland that peppered my childhood like bouts of flu, my father played songs from a small pool of classic albums. Many of these would be familiar to any Irishman from that ...