Interview: Grammy Award-Winning Icon Nile Rodgers

One of the music industry's legends on his decades of success and keeping time

In 1980 Nile Rodgers received his first Grammy nomination—as a songwriter on the Sister Sledge hit “We Are Family.” A year later he received another with “Upside Down,” which he produced for Diana Ross. As awards shows go, he wouldn’t win—until 2014. That year, his collaborations with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams (the track “Get Lucky” and album Random Access Memories) would take home three …

Interview: Songwriter, Producer + Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Wilson

Examining the illustrious career of a truly prolific pop penman

It’s impossible to weave the accomplishments of Dan Wilson into a simple introduction. But his forthcoming album Re-Covered offers a nice snapshot of the sonic landscape. Wilson might not be a household name, but the works he’s delivered as a singer, songwriter, band member and producer have been playing in homes across the globe since 1998. As co-founder, co-songwriter and vocalist of Semisonic, Wilson offered …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Paying tribute to iconic women of color, babies with three parents, dirty snow drawings and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Vale Designer Kenji Ekuan Kenji Ekuan, the award-winning designer behind Japan’s bullet train and the ubiquitous Kikkoman soy sauce bottle has died at the age of 85. According to the New York Times, his iconic bottle design has been used by Kikkoman ever since its introduction in 1961, accruing over 300 million bottle sales worldwide. Ekuan aspired to be a maker of everyday things …