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Schwartz: ‘Lemonade’ loss at Grammys points to institutional racial bias

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

February 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Most listeners of popular music wanted Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” to win Album of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday night. Apparently, so did Adele — even though she ended up winning the award herself. People thought this...

Sánchez: A reflection on this election year’s music and its political undertones

Eddie Sánchez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 31, 2016

Filed under Opinion

On occasion, I’ve joked that music is always better during an election year, particularly when a Republican candidate is especially vitriolic or divisive. Politics can give musicians and recording artists a sense of urgency that...

Q&A: Caroline Hetzel, co-director of Sex Week

Laken Howard, Columnist

April 9, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, The Current

Sex Week is a magical time: You can find events about Beyonce, the friend zone and micropenises — or maybe even get free condoms or lube. Check out The Current's chat with co-director Caroline Hetzel to see what it's like b...

Fred Armisen surprises with comedy, musical chops on ‘Late Night’

David Lee, Blogger

March 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Current, TV

I was absolutely thrilled when Seth Meyers first announced Fred Armisen as the bandleader for his new show, “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Although I am not an avid follower of Armisen’s sketch-comedy show “Por...