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The cultural legacy of <em>erhu</em> artist WeiWei Wuu

Jun 13, 2017

The cultural legacy of erhu artist WeiWei Wuu

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When erhu artist WeiWei Wuu took to the stage at Shanghai Concert Hall on April 30, she delivered a show that could be described as out of the ordinary. The Chinese audience likely expected to see a woman playing the traditional instrument while seated, wearing ...

Taylor Swift returns to Spotify after almost three-year boycott

Jun 9, 2017

Taylor Swift returns to Spotify after almost three-year boycott

Taylor Swift is releasing her entire catalog on all streaming services, ending the pop star's boycott of Spotify Ltd. over her ability to limit her songs to paying subscribers. The albums will become available at midnight New York time Thursday night, Swift's management said on ...

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

May 9, 2017

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

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In 2017, algorithms are everywhere. They determine the news we see, the music we stream, the advertisements we're served and the very means through which we communicate and access information on a daily basis. And it's not just our online experience that's underpinned by algorithms. E-commerce ...

Politics and pop: a perfect pairing

| May 4, 2017

Politics and pop: a perfect pairing

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It's official: You can't escape politics in America. On a recent trip to Seattle, everyone I spoke to wanted to talk about President Donald Trump. Fittingly, the 2017 edition of the Museum of Pop Culture's Pop Conference, which I was invited to speak at, ...