“Anyone who joins the hate movement is a seeker to some degree, and maybe there are circumstances that make them particularly primed to be recruited. They’re seeking something in that moment — maybe it’s power, maybe it’s meaning, maybe it’s money because they see a potential profit in running a subscription-based platform.”
“How the movement that’s changing America was built and where it goes next.” Do you know the names Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi? You do now.
“First, you exclude black people from the festivals. Then write them out by not recording them. And pretty soon, ‘you have this manufactured image of country music being white and being poor. But when a narrative is that clean,’ Giddens warns, ‘somebody wrote it.'”
“Racism watered this country from its very seedlings, and it has had a long time to grow unimpeded. Ending its influence, both on our very person and on public policy, is a demolition job.”
What is the chic, Puerto Rican pop star doing in quarantine, and what makes him so irrestisable? (Note: This is the first cover story in Rolling Stone history written by a Latina, and photographed by a Latina.)
Now that pandemic has temporarily ended live musical performance, how do music fans deal with its absence?
“His wife, Fiona, son Jody, and others remember a big-hearted genius who championed new artists and made the most of the small things in life.”
“How one Swedish teenager armed with a homemade sign ignited a crusade and became the leader of a movement.”
“’I’m assuming somebody in the system might do a forensic look at this and figure out what the hell happened. But as of now, you’re discharged.’ Before Montwheeler walked out the door, she added, ‘My hope is that you’ll do the right thing. I am sincerely worried that you won’t.’”