JOE STRUMMER, 1952-2002 Arthur holds a wake in print for a man who mattered. In addition to stunning photographs byAnn Summa and excerpts of back-in-the-day Clash coverage from Slash magazine, we present reflections on Joe by Kristine McKenna; a lengthy, poignant interview with Joe from 2001 by McKenna; a consideration by Carter Van Pelt of the Clash's embrace of reggae, featuring insights from Clash collaborator Mikey Dread; and a brief on Joe's legacy—a forest in the Isle of Skye.
The intrepid Gabe Soria connects with every single member of THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, the cheeriest 24-person pop symphony on the planet, in addition to chatting at length with Spree leader Tim DeLaughter about the ãcä word, the SpreeÎs next move, and the sadness that remains. Portrait by Paul Pope.
At the height of both his popularity and his artistic powers, JOHN COLTRANE went for something deeper. An exclusive, chapter-length excerpt from A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltraneâs Signature Album by Ashley Kahn.
ASK JOHN LURIE -- he may be in self-described ãhermit modeä but this longtime Lounge Lizard is eager to lend a helping hand to his fellow man. And woman too.
In the work of artist SHIRLEY TSE, plastic aspires to more than Pop. Mimi Zeiger reports.
COMICS by Sammy Harkham, Jordan Crane, Johnny Ryan, Sam Henderson, Marc Bell and Ron Rege Jr.
Byron Coley & Thurston Moore review underground music, film and texts.