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Lives From New York

On Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band and Robert Christgau’s Going Into the City.

Every Grammy-Winning Record of the Year, Rated and Reviewed

From “the worst fucking song” Frank Sinatra ever heard to the upsetting eroticism of Rob Thomas, a comprehensive cataloging of all 55 award-winners since 1959.

The Recommender: All the Best of 2014

All (well, some of) the books, music, films and TV shows Hazlitt’s staff found and enjoyed this year.

2014 Is Not A List

On the insufficiency of numbers, black metal turned aggressively queer and danceable, and finding that certain brand of black cherry lipstick.

Memorable For the Wrong Reasons: Tom Ewing on Charity Singles

In e-mail conversation with the UK music critic about “We Are the World,” “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and other “classics” of the genre.

Changing Minds: Nick Jonas, One Direction, and the Rare Act of Pop Transference

There’s no sure escape from the compressed life of a boy band.

Willow and Jaden Smith: The Outtakes

T magazine “condensed and edited” its interview earlier this week with Willow and Jaden Smith. Here, exclusively, is what didn’t make the cut.

Stumbling Towards the Mainstream: On Azealia Banks’ Broke With Expensive Taste

Banks’ long-delayed debut album arrived with a shrug, but this is less evidence of an artist failing to live up to her potential than of the still-crushing vagaries of the record industry.

A Brief History of Prince Not Doing Things

Oh, like you’ve never cancelled an album because of a bad ecstasy trip.