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An All Saints’ party with Patti, Billie, Neko, Nico, Emmylou, Bruce, Lucinda, and more—some with full names!
Famous Last Words
Death doesn’t stop narrators in songs from expressing themselves, as tracks from Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, the Rolling Stones, the Shangri-Las, and others prove
This Ides of March, the foreboding will be palpable. Some earlier prophecies from the Beatles, Marvelettes, dB’s, Leonard Cohen, Sly and the Family Stone, and others.
Et tu, Ann Peebles?
Music for Shut-Ins (Part I)
The world is on a short leash these days. But you can tug at it. Madness, Noël Coward, the Kinks, Dusty Springfield, Benny Goodman, and others can help
Cataloguing some of the less consequential repercussions of the coronavirus
More Side Effects
Self-isolation then and now. A lot has changed since 1978—but some things haven’t
Take an (imaginary) trip with Frank Sinatra, Noël Coward, the Plimsouls, the Talking Heads, and more
With prescient, gloomy pandemic reports,
The New York Times’s wonky science writer Donald McNeil Jr. has become an unlikely sex symbol
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