‘Everybody’s Everything’ examines short life of Lil Peep, his infectious emo trap rap and fatal drug use

By Gregory Crofton Lil Peep, a once-a-generation superstar in the making, who had “Exit Life” tattooed across his back, died unexpectedly in late 2017 right as he was gaining a broader recognition in pop music and in American culture. His…

Hockey Fight: Wives Reveal Cost of Concussions

Behind the facade of glamour and wealth, the wives of some retired hockey enforcers are in their own fierce fight. They want the NHL to acknowledge that there’s a link between fights, and head injuries on the ice and long-term…

Beware of Mr. Baker

Ginger Baker is well-known for his smashing work in Cream and Blind Faith. But the world’s greatest (and most volatile) drummer didn’t really hit his stride until 1972, when he journeyed to Nigeria and discovered the sounds of Fela Kuti’s…

Mac Miller: How a White Kid from Pittsburgh Earned Acceptance in Hip Hop

A lot of people assumed Mac Miller would be just another white boy frat rapper that faded out with time, but Mac evolved and grew up over the years. He was a true artist and never used his whiteness as…

New Film on Leonard Cohen is Rich, Nuanced But Comes With Few ‘Words of Love’

By Gregory Crofton Leonard Cohen, the beloved poet and troubadour from Montreal, surely was a narcissist, but name a great artist who doesn’t carry at least a touch of self obsession? More interesting was Cohen’s struggle with depression, his heavy…

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