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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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Disappears Releasing Live Album Covering David Bowie’s Low

The Chicago-based, krautrock-informed band Disappears did an unthinkable thing: They covered David Bowie's Low in its entirety and will release the recording as a live…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 19, 2015 - 5:51 pm
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British Professor Spending A Year Dressed Up As David Bowie’s Various Personas

Will Brooker is a London professor who teaches at Kingston University. He's also a David Bowie super fan who's been essentially cosplaying Bowie's career and…
Caitlin White | August 18, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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Michael C. Hall Cast In David Bowie’s Lazarus Musical Featuring New Songs

Michael C. Hall has been tapped to star in David Bowie's new off-Broadway musical, Lazarus, which was announced back in April. The production is based…
James Rettig | June 23, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Watch Foo Fighters’ Surprise Covers Set At A California County Fair

Last year saw Dave Grohl taking things to another level with his HBO documentary series and the massive, mainstream new Foo Fighters record, Sonic Highways.
Caitlin White | May 13, 2015 - 2:55 pm
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David Bowie Announces Lazarus, A Musical Play Based On The Man Who Fell To Earth

David Bowie is returning to the stage -- but only as an author. The New York Times reports that Bowie collaborated with Once playwright Enda…
Caitlin White | April 2, 2015 - 1:11 pm
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Hear James Murphy’s Cover Of David Bowie’s “Golden Years” For While We’re Young

While We're Young is Noah Baumbach's upcoming film about two 40-somethings feeling old and edgeless in Brooklyn. James Murphy scored the film, naturally, and we've…
Patrick Hosken | March 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm

James Murphy’s Score And Bowie Remix Included On While We’re Young Soundtrack Out Next Month

James Murphy scored Noah Baumbach's forthcoming film While We're Young, an undoubtedly romanticized illustration of what it's like to be a youth living in Brooklyn,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 5, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Watch St. Vincent Discuss David Bowie At MCA Chicago

The Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago has been running their David Bowie Is exhibition since September and has put on a number of live events,…
James Rettig | January 4, 2015 - 1:36 pm
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David Bowie Turned Down Coldplay Collab Because It Wasn’t Good Enough

During a video segment at last week's BBC Music Awards, Chris Martin revealed that David Bowie turned down a guest spot on a Coldplay song,…
James Rettig | December 14, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins & Die Antwoord’s Ninja Cover David Bowie

Billy Corgan has always shown an admirable commitment to random shit, but I don't think he's done anything quite this high on the "wait, what"
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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The Smashing Pumpkins Debut New Lineup, Bowie Cover, “Fuck You Anderson Cooper” T-Shirts In Chicago

At their show at Chicago's Thalia Hall on Wednesday night, the Smashing Pumpkins debuted a new band lineup, played a bunch of songs live for…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 10:48 am
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Watch of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes Cover “Moonage Daydream” & “Hang Onto Yourself” At MCA Chicago’s “David Bowie Is” Exhibit

David Bowie's career retrospective David Bowie Is made its U.S. debut at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago just about two months ago when it…
James Rettig | November 21, 2014 - 6:06 pm

David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” Video

David Bowie is about to release the new greatest-hits collection Nothing Has Changed, and it includes a new song in the form of the intense,…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2014 - 9:34 am

David Bowie – “‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore”

David Bowie has a career-spanning retrospective called Nothing Has Changed coming out in about a week, and it includes the new single "Sue (Or In
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 8:39 am

Tombs – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When NYC post-metal band Tombs covered David Bowie's "Heroes," they did two versions of the song: the traditional version, in which the whole song is…
Michael Nelson | October 13, 2014 - 11:22 am
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David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”

"Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" is the new David Bowie song to be included on the career-spanning retrospective Nothing Has Changed, recorded in…
Chris DeVille | October 12, 2014 - 10:55 am
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Watch Ty Segall Cover Some David Bowie Songs Around Chicago’s “David Bowie Day”

Tuesday was the day that the David Bowie Is exhibit opened at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, and mayor Rahm Emmanuel named it "David
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2014 - 1:55 pm
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It’s David Bowie Day In Chicago

Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared September 23rd (today) "David Bowie Day" in honor of the city's connection with David Bowie Is, a career…
James Rettig | September 23, 2014 - 9:24 am
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Another New David Bowie Album “Definitely … Soon” Says Tony Visconti

Last year, out of nowhere, David Bowie returned to the public eye with The Next Day, his first album in 10 years and best in…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2014 - 2:12 pm
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Watch The Previously Untold True Story Of David Bowie, Brian Eno, & Tony Visconti Recording “Warszawa”

Low is certainly one of David Bowie's very best albums, but when it comes to backstory, no other album compares. As covered in Hugo Wilcken's…
Miles Bowe | September 16, 2014 - 11:32 am
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