Society & Culture

I was a big fan of Sean Lennon’s 1998 album, Into the Sun. There was a lot of whimsy, and a lot of relaxed...

After a handful of complaints and an ensuing email discussion, the city's Public Art Commission has decided against removing Wide Open Mind, a bronze...

A longtime staple of the city’s downtown culture, the Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition has attracted unusual controversy this year after a Public Art...

The city and Chamber of Commerce rarely miss an opportunity to tout Ames' inclusion on national best-cities lists, no matter how dubious the methodology...
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The new Radiohead album came out today, after a long gap (King of Limbs, their last album, came out in 2011) and some...

We’re only a third of the way into 2016, and have seen the deaths of what feels like a higher number than normal of...
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Eight years ago a side project album sort of came out of nowhere, a debut by The Last Shadow Puppets titled The Age of...

The countdown to this year’s Academy Awards was fraught with controversy over a lack of racial diversity in the acting nominees. Other major award...

If you follow the career of Thao Nguyen, then you have restless ears. Through a string of albums as a solo artist, with her band...

For being 83 years old, Yoko Ono hasn’t exactly been slowing down. In the last six years alone, she’s released tons of new music,...