Music Is This Writer’s Constant Companion

Author Jay Cradeur shares his love of music and it’s influence on the creative process.

Bigger Than Jesus: The Gospel Of U2, Leonard Cohen, And Sufjan Stevens

Robert Burke Warren goes deep into his own story to talk about the persistence of God in pop, and how and why non-believers and doubting Thomases still go for it.

He’s Smoking at 80: Leonard Cohen and “Popular Problems”

When you are 80 years old, you are allowed to go slow. Leonard Cohen uses his slowness as a way to sizzle.

Young Beauty Seduces Until She Doesn’t

A London man is transfixed by a beautiful and young Ukrainian woman, marries her and is separated before he knows what happened.

The Key to Exercise: Shamelessness

Free yourself from shame over your body or your taste in music. Noah Brand shares his exercise playlist.

Adam Cohen and the Warm Shadow of His Legendary Father

Joanna Schroeder interviews musician Adam Cohen about love, success, and the perilous allure of pursuing fame over art.

#musicmonday: late nights & early mornings [free MP3 downloads]

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