‘This Is America’ Actor Talks Donald Glover, Easter Eggs and Trayvon Martin’s Dad

Musician-actor Calvin the Second was spending a weekend at Coachella when his agent gave him a call. A new music video was looking for a black guitarist, and the multi-instrumentalist who had appeared in films like Whiplash and shows like Nashville fit the bill.

Still, he was a bit surprised when the agent offered

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Review: Beach House’s ‘7’ Is a Radical Blast of Psychedelic Pop Bliss

Beach House have spent the last decade-plus making music that hums with feverish intensity even at its most quiet. The Baltimore duo's albums inspire cult-like devotion from fans, which makes sense: Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally are less a band than a two-person mystical order, endlessly searching for new secrets in the same sacred texts, from Cocteau Twins to the Beach Boys. It's a subtle

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Review: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Tranquility Base Hotel’ Is a Space-Lounge Odyssey

The Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner is the Damon Albarn of his Brit-pop generation – the restless artist who refuses to sit still in one sound too long. The Monkeys have come a along way since the wordy, stungun punk rock of their 2005 hit "I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor." A really long way. Their five-years-in-the-making Tranquility Base Hotel is a lounge-pop concept record set in

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