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Blood Orange drops his new album, Jimmy Edgar soundtracks a hot pink dream cult, Angel Olsen rocks out and more music this week

Blood Orange: Augustine With a track like “Augustine” (and the accompanying video), it’s hard to think of things Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) can’t do. Off his just dropped album Freetown Sound (which features songs made in collaboration with Debbie Harry, Ta-Nehisi C, Carly Rae Jepsen and more), the song maintains Hynes’ signature soulful vocals and drum-and-piano instrumentation, but introduces what feels like a far …

Weiwei-isms

Intelligent ruminations from China's most notorious radical artist

In his fight for freedom of expression, Ai Weiwei’s words are his ammunition. And fortunately, the controversial Chinese artist wields intellectual commentary with the voracity of a machine gun. For those who share his sentiments about the synonymity of art and activism, the new book “Weiwei-isms” is like having a nuclear arsenal of critical thinking right in your back pocket. For Weiwei, “Everything is art. …

Interview: Camilla Stones

An Icelandic pop star's spiky homage to the Statue of Liberty

by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper Camilla Stones is accustomed to success. Her entire life has evolved around art, music, dance and design. Serving as one third of the Icelandic pop girl group The Charlies, she has been a part of 10 number one singles, four albums, a TV show, a book and so much more. Two years later and Stones is adding another creative endeavor to her …