What role does the n-word play in contemporary society, and should anyone be able to use it in the first place?
Frank Ocean's career poses interesting questions about subverting, and in some ways reifying, hip-hop's trend towards the hyper-masculine and the misogynistic.
The Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud has only continued with Swift's latest music. What are the ethical issues behind the celebrity drama?
On gender bias and the lack of female conductors in the classic music industry.
India's indie music scene works to expand global understandings of their craft beyond Bollywood.
Who is responsible for music that reproduces harmful stereotypes about Black Americans?
Classical music's ever-growing demand for perfection has taken a toll on those who perform it.
In a recent feature article for Pitchfork, an online music magazine, contributor Steve Marsh follows Justin Vernon, the lead singer and founder of the...
European classical music's complicated relationship with other cultures raises questions of creativity and appropriation.
Bob Dylan's Nobel award opens up questions of music as literature, as well as how the Nobel committee chooses its honorees.