Five Thanksgiving Playlists From The Washington Post

As writer James David Jacobs reminds us, there’s no established holiday music for Thanksgiving as there is for Christmas and even Halloween. With that in mind, Jacobs assembled an epic classical playlist, broken down for before dinner, during and after. For those not taken by instrumental wonders, he also constructed an “anything goes” playlist, divided up in the same way, featuring an array of eclectic …

Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” Performance

The New York Times’ Wesley Morris had the uncommon, extraordinary experience of, as he explains, sitting in on “246 songs spanning 240 years for 24 straight hours,” performed by artist Taylor Mac during his “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” extravaganza. Morris’ takeaway was one of wonder and appreciation, especially regarding Mac’s moral grasp and the way he addressed “racism, chauvinism, homophobia, misogyny and white …

Lessons in Good Design from K-Pop

The world of Korean pop music is as sleek, manufactured and carefully invested in as the next Apple product, so it’s natural that one could take away more than just perfect choreography and a catchy chorus. Designer and developer Jonathan Z White points out how K-pop has become an extremely successful product, from story-driven design to building trust with an audience. All in all, this …