folk-music

Finding Human Decency in Glazed Donuts and Cats in the Cradle

In an era of great cruelty, two new documentaries attempt to reintroduce us to the kind of humanity that can restore our faith in each other

Conor Oberst’s Road to Joy

With his reunion world tour on hold, the Bright Eyes frontman is riding out the pandemic at home in Nebraska. Still, after years of grief, the indie-folk wunderkind has a newfound hope for the future

Tim Robbins Is Asking You to Pirate ‘Bob Roberts’ Before the Election

The hard-to-find 1992 political satire about a racist, greedy, folk-singing conservative politician has never been more timely. Here’s the film’s inside story — as told by Tim Robbins, the man who brought Roberts to life

America Needed a New National Anthem, So Woody Guthrie Wrote ‘This Land Is Your Land’

With renewed debate surrounding ditching ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ it’s a perfect time to reflect on the folk singer’s most famous song, whose anti-capitalist spirit and defiant tone have resonated for 80 years

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