On Dec. 30, Patti Smith turns 75 years old. In honor of this landmark birthday, we’ve compiled a playlist of 75 songs by the legendary artist - as well as by her influences, peers, and protégés. Read More
Reflecting on the life of writer Joan Didion — one of Mary Lucia’s personal heroes — Mary recommends the documentary ‘Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,’ available on Netflix and directed by Didion's nephew, Griffin Dunne.
Performing artist Nakara Forjé has recently published a ‘7 Day Grief Journal for Hip Hop Lovers.’ She tells Sean McPherson about how she hopes to help people work through their grief, whatever that might mean to them. Read more
Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain was born, Tim Hardin died, Jim Croce scored his second No. 1 U.S. single of the year when "Time In A Bottle" went to the top of the charts, Madonna was at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Like A Virgin", Today in Music History.
Boldly going where few gay men of color have been allowed to go before, Lil Nas X won the year by joyfully violating cultural taboos and exploiting media far more than it was able to exploit him.