Music

Russia’s Youth Found Rap. The Kremlin Is Worried.

“Russian youth are more cosmopolitan, more in tune with current western and worldwide trends, more accepting of other ethnicities and traditions and more aware of social and political issues across the pond,” said Oxxxymiron, also known as Miron Fyodorov. “This will inevitably change the way this generation feels about themselves, …

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What Is Actually Happening With Britney Spears?

Spears’s mother recently involved herself in the case, requesting that a lawyer appear on her behalf at a status hearing on May 10, according to court documents. CNN, citing two anonymous sources close to the singer, reported that at the hearing Spears asked the judge to consider ending the conservatorship. …

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Listening to the Throbbing of the Stars

Since the composer Claude Vivier’s death in 1983, at just 34, his work has hardly been obscure. His music, shimmering with the spacey solemnity of childhood games, was taken up by influential figures like the impresario Pierre Audi, the composer Gyorgy Ligeti and the conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. In 2005, …

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