D’Angelo: Live on SNL

Not only sounding every bit the soulful, thoughtful artist that he is, D’Angelo offered an important visual message to his performance on SNL this past weekend. While he performed the stunningly gentle “Really Love” dressed in high-fashion, the singer/songwriter/instrumentalist stood atop a chalk outline and donned a hoodie, and his band wore “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts for “The Charade”—one of the …

Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney: Only One

The imitable Kanye West has just released the full version of the video for his song (featuring Sir Paul McCartney on keys) “Only One.” Directed by Spike Jonze, the video sees Yeezy on a rain-soaked road in the middle of seemingly nowhere, but it perfectly illustrates the contrasting joy and heartbreak of the minimal track. The video—in which West’s vocals fade in and out of …

Living With Body Integrity Identity Disorder

The relatively unheard of condition called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (or BIID) causes people to disassociate themselves with one (or more) of their limbs—often their left leg—and drives them to desire amputation. The ethics behind amputating a perfectly healthy limb remain controversial, although some sufferers see it as the only option for a happier life. New York Magazine recently spoke with a 71-year-old man who …