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After more than fifty years in music, Bonnie Raitt is far from resting on her laurels; her latest album, “Just Like That . . .,” is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, including Song of the Year—a category in which her competition includes Beyoncé and Adele, stars a generation younger. She talks with David Remnick about her early career in the blues clubs of Boston, and reflects on the state of the genre today. Plus, the staff writer Kelefa Sanneh talks with another icon of American music, the rapper Chuck D. Forty years ago, as the front man and m.c. of Public Enemy, he showed listeners how exciting, radical, and unpredictable hip-hop could be. Now, at sixty-two, Chuck D is an elder statesman with a documentary on PBS, “Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World.”
Bonnie Raitt Talks with David Remnick
After more than fifty years in music, Raitt’s latest album is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, alongside stars a generation younger.
Chuck D on How Hip-Hop Changed the World
The Public Enemy front man talks with Kelefa Sanneh about the history of hip-hop. The documentary that he co-produced, “Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World,” is airing now on PBS.
“The Last of Us,” and the Problem of Video-Game Adaptations
Alex Barasch picks some examples—successful and otherwise—from the long history of video-game adaptations for film and television.
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