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David Yaffe

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Dreaming About Joni

Two Joni Mitchell biographers discuss their shared muse

Along Came Polly

Polly Jean Harvey, the fearless singer and two-time Mercury Prize winner known as PJ Harvey, blends her recent work with 90s classics on her European summer tour

In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon

A Window in His Heart

Alex Gibney’s new documentary chronicles Paul Simon’s course from voice of a generation to aging performer who’s not ready to hang up his guitar

Rhapsodies in Blue

When the Music’s Over

The Ginsberg Files

Riot Act

Whiz Syd

A new documentary traces Syd Barrett’s enigmatic life, from co-founding Pink Floyd to dropping out of the music industry entirely

The Real Thing

Can You Take Me Back?

Nearly 30 years after Yoko Ono handed Paul McCartney a fuzzy John Lennon demo titled “Now and Then,” the Beatles have their last-ever song, courtesy of Peter Jackson and A.I.—and it’s incredible

Now and Then

His Back Pages

Alongside the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, in Tulsa, comes a giant new volume of handwritten lyrics, letters from friends including George Harrison, and rare manuscripts

Shaman in Residence

Beck on Tour

Always Beckoning

Beck, laughing wild amid severest woe, is on tour through September 10, with upcoming stops in Texas, Chicago, Toronto, and cities along the East Coast

Have You Got It Yet?

Joni Mitchell’s Second Act

The Secret Life of Lucinda Williams

Degrees of Separation


In an interview, the pianist Víkingur Ólafsson discusses his affinity for Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, which he’s playing around Europe

Practice, Practice, Practice

Suzanne Vega Is Watching You

The singer-songwriter performs her folk-pop hits at City Winery in Greenwich Village

Sweet Nothings