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On the Red Couch with Ghostly’s Sam Valenti IV

Photo credit: Jessica Miller If you’re into electronic music, Ghostly International’s Sam Valenti IV is terribly exciting to meet. He grew up in Detroit, the birthplace of techno music, going to raves as a teenager. He’s a DJ himself and … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Outside Lands Curator Jeben Berg

This weekend, San Franciscans will bundle up for their city’s biggest “summer” (it’s typically freezing) music festival, Outside Lands, in Golden Gate Park. The event brings together a killer lineup of bands and DJs, plus fancy food and drink—Winelands! Chocolands!—befitting … Continue reading

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Breaking a 700-Year-Old Tradition: The American Islamic Gospel Drummer

When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan wraps up at the end of July, a small group of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will celebrate with the the sounds of Qawwali, an ancient, trance-like form of devotional music. The 700-year-old … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Endless Summer

Summer unofficially kicked off last Monday (at least here in the U.S.) and with it came a surf-sized wave of articles about things to read, eat, drink and listen to, as well as places to go, and what to wear. … Continue reading

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Best in Show: Entertainment Weekly’s on Flipboard

“We have too many choices and too little time,” wrote Entertainment Weekly founder Jeff Jarvis in a memo nearly 26 years ago. At the time, Jarvis wasn’t a media pundit, but a TV critic overwhelmed by pop culture. Afraid to … Continue reading

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To Chill for Infinity: A Flipboard Story on a Hip-Hop Classic

Tajai Massey had a choice: sell crack or find an escape. This was around 30 years ago, and Massey, a kid growing up on the streets of Oakland, California, was trying to deal with one of the nation’s worst drug … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Grammy-Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi

Singer Carolyn Malachi’s journey to Grammy-nominated stature makes a good case for fate: that things happen for a reason. She took the only positive that might come out of a “crippling job loss”—more time to do what she loves—and put … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines recently, culminating in this week’s can’t-put-down Rolling Stone exposé about “pop’s wildest child.” This might well be the year when thousands of Miley clones hit … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Paper Magazine Founder David Hershkovits

When David Hershkovits founded Paper Magazine with Kim Hastreiter in 1984, it was, literally, a piece of paper. The poster-sized foldout has had incredible staying power, notching nearly 30 years of music, arts, culture, fashion, design and nightlife coverage. Unassuming … Continue reading

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Party On! Paper Magazine Gets Made for Flipboard

I was a good girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Paper Magazine found me on one of my many sojourns to Tower Records, and let me peer into the world that went on long after my homework was … Continue reading

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