Devo front man Mark Mothersbaugh on his latest art project, his oldest obsessions, and the continuing story of de-evolution.
John Kerry’s failure brought the world to Tom Frank’s door.
A profile of Greg Allen, founder of the Neo-Futurists, in midlife.
Against all advice, a theater vet and two precocious teens team up to bring Saddam Hussein’s first novel to the stage.
Touring American history with Sarah Vowell, the country’s most self-absorbed docent.
Dinosaur Jr is reuniting to promote reissues of its first three albums. Too bad–those records deserve better.
Seattle’s A Frames play the music you’ll be listening to in your bomb shelter.
A photo exhibit in Frances Glessner Lee’s childhood home provides an intimate look at the remarkably precise crime-scene models she built in the 40s and 50s.
With a few thumb pianos, junkyard percussion, and a homemade PA, the Congolese band Konono No. 1 is gaining a worldwide rep.
Why did Dan Bakkedahl throw away what every improviser in Chicago would kill for?
Rabbi Byron Sherwin knows how to lift the Cubs’ curse. But don’t ask him to do it.
Mesmerizing Uday: A local hypnotist fondly remembers his time in the service of Saddam’s son.
Trap Door’s latest, a rarity by Austrian nihilist Werner Schwab, lets humanity have it but good.
Tolkien’s tidy war, brought to life more faithfully than ever in a new extended box set.
Janet Desaulniers blew a book deal with Knopf, and boy is she glad.