When the Heat Can’t Be Beat

This miserable summer — monthlong heat waves, record-breaking floods, no more Choco Tacos — has left many Americans with only one option: surrender.

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Why Those Moments of Care for Liza Minnelli and Joni Mitchell Felt Different

Awards shows are a natural setting for honoring aging legends. It’s reassuring when they don’t try to hide the frailty that aging can bring.

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Older Americans Fight to Make America Better

We don’t want to leave the world a worse place than we found it.

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On Joe Rogan and Spotify, Roxane Gay Takes a Stand

Joe Rogan can continue to air misinformation. Spotify can continue to look the other way. Today at least, I won’t.

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Spotify Defends Handling of Joe Rogan Controversy Amid Uproar

The company released earnings figures a week after Neil Young and others pulled their music to protest what they called vaccine misinformation on Rogan’s podcast.

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Behind Neil Young vs. Spotify, a Fraught Relationship With Musicians

The rocker touched off a debate about free speech and the responsibility of tech platforms. How many artists will follow him, now that streaming dominates the business?

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The Democrats’ Use of Dark Money: Is It Hypocritical?

Readers justify the use of such money to level the playing field while the Democrats try to change the rules. Also: Trump’s rally; the Spotify dustup; LED lights.

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Spotify’s Joe Rogan Problem Isn’t Going Away

The controversy is different, in many ways, from the other conflicts between online stars and the companies that give them a platform.

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Spotify and Joe Rogan Respond to Complaints About Covid Misinformation

The streaming service said it would add a “content advisory” notice to virus-related content, while Rogan, its star podcaster, said he would try to include more experts.

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Spotify Responds to Complaints About Covid Misinformation

After Neil Young and Joni Mitchell removed their music from the streaming service, its chief executive wrote, “it is important to me that we don’t take on the position of being content censor.”

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Joni Mitchell Plans to Follow Neil Young Off Spotify, Citing ‘Lies’

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” she wrote after the site was accused of spreading vaccine misinformation.

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A Kennedy Center Honors With the Presidential Box Used as Intended

Former President Donald J. Trump did not attend the tribute, but President Biden was on hand as Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy, Justino Díaz and Lorne Michaels were honored.

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Fall Preview: The Thrill is Back. So Is the Anxiety.

This new cultural season promised the most triumphant of returns, but the vagaries of the virus have ushered in nervousness, too.

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Was 1971 the Year ‘Music Changed Everything’?

How would 1974 feel about that? Or 1965? A new eight-part documentary on Apple TV+ is the latest salvo in the record geek’s eternal debate.

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Thulani Davis and the Secret History of Women Writing Album Liner Notes

Since its inception in 1964, the Grammy for best album notes has been awarded to just three women. Davis, who won in 1993 for an Aretha Franklin boxed set, was the first.

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New Joni Mitchell Collection Captures Her Early Career Transformation

A five-disc archival collection traces the beginnings of one of the most daring trajectories in popular music.

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