21 days ago | Longform
Since its 1998 peak, the music industry has been tanking. Global revenue from recorded music has halved from nearly $30 billion before leveling off to about $15 billion in the past few years. In the United States, recorded-music revenue suffered a...
4 months ago | Technology
Many of us stared at the star-besotted sky as children and wondered how long it would take to count all those pinpricks of light. The answer is 10 years, once the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope begins its count in 2022. Construction began in Octo...
10 months ago | Longform
It hasn't been a very happy holiday season for Sony Pictures, which was hacked recently and had sensitive internal files compromised. Five movies -- four of them unreleased -- were leaked along with 11 terabytes of personal data, including executi...
1 year ago | Longform
Like any bloodless coup, this one takes place within the palace, beyond the purview of prying eyes. It's an inside job spearheaded by the ultimate of inside players, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. He's a former Obama fundraiser, cable lobbyist, and hea...
1 year ago | Indie Rock
UPDATE, October 7, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.: Due to expected rainfall, the Belle and Sebastian concert has been moved to the Orpheum Theatre. Belle & Sebastian guitarist Stevie Jackson hoped to be celebrating Scottish independence. What better way to c...
1 year ago | Q&A
Overnight success can take years. The Kopecky Family Band's buoyant folk-estral sound goes back seven years to Nashville's Belmont University where they all met. The sextet had released three EPs and were about to self-release their full-length de...