This Video of Judi Dench Rapping Is All…

Don’t look so glum. I have something very special to show you! It’s London grime artist Lethal Bizzle teaching English actress, living legend, First Lady of DGAF Nation, and veritable model for how to exist…

Shamir Steps Away From the Spotlight, and His…

Shamir arrived three years ago, fully formed, highly evolved — a queer, confident and stylish Las Vegas teenager playing dance-pop with punk spirit, an avatar for a progressive era. But those days are gone. “I…

Album Review: The Nationwide Gives Its Audio a…

Elegant melancholia isn’t sufficient for the Nationwide anymore. On its seventh album, “Sleep Nicely Beast,” its new tracks have significantly more rhythmic ferment and melodic crosscurrents; they translate psychological complexity into musical counterpoint. Until now,…

Celine Dion Loves You. And You. And You.

Annick Chenard, 38, has seen Celine Dion in concert 21 times and also has a large tattoo of Ms. Dion’s face and flowing hair on her right shoulder. She recently spent a whole day out…

A Tasting Menu of Yelps and Hums at…

For a city obsessed with tasting menus and small-plate smorgasbords, there is a fitting festival of experimental vocal music. “I always make the comparison to a beer flight,” said Lucy Dhegrae, the founder of the…