Amid the loneliness of the Pandemic, both musicians and fans felt starved for live music — and got creative remaking it.

Rob Baker on the search for live music in a California starved of it.

An eviction, a SCOTUS vacancy, and a death in the family. How do we keep our feet on the ground to do what has to be done?

Like discovering free verse, punk rock, or Prince, Guided by Voices offered the awesome realization that you could literally do whatever the fuck you want and it might actually be good.

The counterculture dictum to “turn on, tune in, drop out” did not quite capture Janis’s philosophy to “get it while you can.”

Like most of her work, Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded by the Light parades as a paean to diversity and inclusion while reinforcing white supremacy.

We all know the year sucked, but there was some amazing stuff to read, hear, and watch. Our picks.

Is it possible that the fire-haired death chanteuse actually has something to say? A ToM special report.