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    Popcast: Are AirPods Worth the Costs?


    Apple’s wireless earbuds have led to questions about personal tech as environmental scourge and punch...

    Apple’s wireless earbuds have led to questions about personal tech as environmental scourge and punch line.
    Logic Adds a No. 1 Album to His 2019 Chart Toppers

    Logic Adds a No. 1 Album to His 2019 Chart Toppers


    Bobby Hall, the rapper known as Logic, scored his third No. 1 album at Billboard with “Confessions of a Dangerous...

    “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” topped the Billboard list after the rapper’s debut novel, “Supermarket,” had become a best seller.
    Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album

    Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album


    Whitney Houston, who had 11 No. 1 hits, died seven years ago. Last week, her estate signed a deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing, a music and marketing...

    The family of the singing star, who died seven years ago, has reached a deal with the marketing company behind the posthumous resurgence of Bob Marley.
    What Is Actually Happening With Britney Spears?

    What Is Actually Happening With Britney Spears?


    Britney Spears in October when she announced “Britney: Domination,” a residency that was set to run at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. The shows have been put on hold...

    Despite an online campaign by fans to “Free Britney,” there remain more questions than answers about the pop star’s well-being. Here’s what we know.
    CRITIC’s notebook: Listening to the Throbbing of the Stars

    CRITIC’s notebook: Listening to the Throbbing of the Stars


    For the New York premiere of Claude Vivier’s opera “Kopernikus,” the audience faced projected video as Sebastián Zubieta conducted Meridionalis and the International Contemporary...

    Claude Vivier’s celestial music is still more heard about than heard, but he was the focus of back-to-back performances in New York this week.
    Meredith Monk’s Fantasy of Fascism, Newly Restored

    Meredith Monk’s Fantasy of Fascism, Newly Restored


    A filmed version of Meredith Monk’s multimedia opera “Quarry,” first performed in the 1970s, has been...

    The polymathic artist revisits the making of her 1978 film “Quarry” on the eve of its screening at Anthology Film Archives.
    David Byrne Is Coming to Broadway

    David Byrne Is Coming to Broadway


    David Byrne (left) performing “American Utopia” in Uruguay last...

    The pop artist is retooling his “American Utopia” show for a 15-week run from October to January.

    Lens: These Portraits of Metalheads Go to 11


    Returning to venues where he attended metal shows years ago, Matthew DeFeo captures the vulnerability behind these artists’ angsty...

    Returning to venues where he attended metal shows years ago, Matthew DeFeo captures the vulnerability behind these artists’ angsty facades.
    Caught in the Middle of #MeToo: Unions That Represent Accusers and Accused

    Caught in the Middle of #MeToo: Unions That Represent Accusers and Accused


    Amar Ramasar performing with fellow New York City Ballet dancer Sara Mearns in 2015. On Saturday they will dance together again after an arbitrator ordered Mr. Ramasar...

    From the shop floors of factories to ballet’s grandest stages, unions are rethinking how they balance their responsibilities in sexual harassment cases.
    Evan Dando Knows He’s Lucky

    Evan Dando Knows He’s Lucky


    The Lemonheads frontman was the poster boy — and prettiest boy — of Gen X. At 52, he’s still enjoying a life of drugs and rock ’n’ roll, on Martha’s Vineyard of all...

    The Lemonheads frontman was the poster boy — and prettiest boy — of Gen X. At 52, he’s still enjoying a life of drugs and rock ’n’ roll, on Martha’s Vineyard of all places.
    Organizers of Woodstock Anniversary Concert Win Partial Victory in Court

    Organizers of Woodstock Anniversary Concert Win Partial Victory in Court


    Michael Lang, an organizer of “Woodstock 50,” flanked during a March news conference by Common, left, and John Fogerty, who are both signed up to perform if the festival goes...

    A judge said that a company that was to finance Woodstock 50 could not unilaterally cancel the festival, but the firm does not have to return the $18 million it had taken back.
    Reimagining the ’70s Tehran Music Scene, One Party at a Time

    Reimagining the ’70s Tehran Music Scene, One Party at a Time


    Disco Tehran, a performance project and party that combines live music and D.J. sets, recalls the music scene of 1970s...

    Arya Ghavamian and Mani Nilchiani’s New York events, Disco Tehran, spotlight Iranian musicians and a spirit of cultural exchange.
    When Grunge Made Blue-Collar Culture Cool

    When Grunge Made Blue-Collar Culture Cool


    Nirvana in Seattle in...

    Brooding bands like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden validated the noisy discontent of teenagers everywhere. For me, they looked a lot like home.
    Critic’s Notebook: Bored of the ‘Ring’

    Critic’s Notebook: Bored of the ‘Ring’


    Its visual spectacle is still beside the point, but Robert Lepage’s much-warred-over Metropolitan Opera production of the “Ring” now makes for decent...

    Robert Lepage’s much-warred-over Metropolitan Opera production of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle now makes for decent drama. But it’s still not worth it.