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A lighthearted mid-’90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the intersection of physics, math, and philosophy, but watching 1994’s IQ is how I discovered that, theoretically, you can never truly get where you’re going. Matthau plays Albert Einstein, who spends… More »

The #1 song in America this week is “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. Much has been written about Skrillex and BloodPop’s role in crafting the track’s fizzy, dancehall-inflected beat. But before the producers got their hands on “Sorry,” its basic parts were manifested by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, the subjects of a recent New YorkMore »

When a truly iconic figure dies, any attempt to properly remember that person is doomed to failure. When the truly iconic figure is David Bowie, standard obituaries aren’t just trite; they become thin and glib and insignificant. There’s just no way for a writer to possibly trace Bowie’s influence. It can’t be done. Looking at… More »

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Watch Arcade Fire & Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Second Line For David Bowie

Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band held a second line in New Orleans today in honor of David Bowie. Mourners and revelers dressed…
Peter Helman | January 16, 2016 - 6:41 pm
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Arcade Fire & Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announce A Second Line For Bowie This Weekend

Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced that they'll hold a second line parade in honor of David Bowie later this week…
James Rettig | January 14, 2016 - 4:40 pm
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Watch Elton John Cover David Bowie And Perform With Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Patrick Stump In LA

Elton John performed an intimate show at the Wiltern in LA last night, and he brought a few special guests to the stage. Demi Lovato…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 14, 2016 - 12:58 pm

David Bowie Planned One More Album After Blackstar

David Bowie released ★ (Blackstar) just two days before his death, and since then, the album has taken on an immense weight of finality, of…
Peter Helman | January 13, 2016 - 9:01 pm
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Iggy Pop Shares Memories Of David Bowie

David Bowie worked with countless artists over the course of his prolific career, but one of his most notable peers and collaborators was Iggy Pop.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 13, 2016 - 2:10 pm
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Watch Madonna Cover “Rebel Rebel” In Tribute To David Bowie

David Bowie may have been the first pop star who was also a cool-hunting cultural chameleon, and in that, he has very few real successors.
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 8:51 am

Doveman – “Lazarus” (Feat. Glen Hansard) (David Bowie Cover)

Like most of us, a whole lot of musicians are having a whole lot of feelings about David Bowie's passing right about now, but unlike…
Peter Helman | January 12, 2016 - 10:19 pm

Calvin Love – “Ashes To Ashes” (David Bowie Cover)

When someone as monumentally important in as many people's lives as David Bowie dies, everyone feels the need to pay tribute, to honor him in…
Peter Helman | January 12, 2016 - 7:22 pm
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Looks Like David Bowie Will Get His First #1 Album

David Bowie has never had a #1 album in America. Say that out loud and then listen to the sound of incredulity echo through whatever…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 12, 2016 - 2:21 pm
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Britt Daniel – “Never Let Me Down” (David Bowie Cover)

Now that musicians have had some time to collect themselves following the news of David Bowie's passing, the covers are inevitably beginning to roll in.
James Rettig | January 12, 2016 - 9:57 am
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Watch El Vy Cover David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” On Colbert

Last night, El Vy, the side project from the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf, were all set to be the musical guests on…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 9:06 am
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On David Bowie And Mortality

David Bowie knew this was coming. Of course he did. How could he not? Bowie was dealing with cancer for a year and a half…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2016 - 12:14 pm
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Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, Nile Rodgers, Arcade Fire, & More Share Eulogies For David Bowie

Celebrities have offered an outpouring of support in the wake of the news of David Bowie's passing. Brian Eno, who Bowie famously worked with on…
James Rettig | January 11, 2016 - 11:31 am
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David Bowie Tribute Concerts Set For NYC

A few hours before we learned of David Bowie's death, The New York Times announced that New York's Carnegie Hall would host a David Bowie…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2016 - 9:07 am
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R.I.P. David Bowie

David Bowie died yesterday. Bowie's Facebook page made the announcement this morning: Bowie had been fighting cancer for 18 months, and he died "peacefully" while…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2016 - 5:46 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven't written any of these lists since Christmas, which means I've got three weeks' worth of videos to pick through. And even though it's…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 4:02 pm
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Stream David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)

Today, on his 69th birthday, David Bowie releases ★ (Blackstar), yet another vital dispatch from one of music's truest living legends. It's Bowie's 25th full-length…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2016 - 9:29 am
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