Arts & Culture

The Suena a Revolución Podcast Highlights Musicians Creating the Soundtrack to Latin America’s Social Movements

Thousands of miles north, past dozens of political borders, two women in Canada are broadcasting the sounds of revolution from the Caribbean, Central, and South America. On their three-year-old podcast Suena a Revolución, Krusheska Quirós and Paola Quirós (no relation) give home to incendiary sounds and create community by highlighting diasporic Latinx artists who are committed to […]

Double Dap-Dipping: What’s Next for Daptone Records

After more than 100 records, a Grammy nomination and multiple documentaries, Daptone Records is as unassuming as ever. The brown, two-story building housing the label’s studio and HQ has few hints of the soulful sounds created in its interior, save for the faint remnants of a vigil for the late Charles Bradley on the front stoop. Inside, […]

For years, there was Playboy for blind people, then a Republican congressman tried to kill it

Unlike most of Playboy’s readers in the 1970s, one select group was definitely reading it for the articles: the magazine’s blind subscribers. And though the photo content was lost in translation, the edition they received had curves in all the right places — because it was written in Braille. Before the blind and visually impaired had screen […]