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Sean Wilentz on Woody Guthrie's Centennial

Sean Wilentz on Woody Guthrie's Centennial

For Bob Dylan, the spirit of Woody Guthrie and his music is very much alive within him and without him, forces of nature to be heard in a rustling wind, glimpsed in a canyon sundown, reflected so that all souls can hear and see it.

Album of the Month: Infidels (1983)

Album of the Month: Infidels (1983)
"...Only a matter of time ’til night comes steppin’ in..."

Playlist: Five Songs for a Cold Winter Day

Playlist: Five Songs for a Cold Winter Day
...let it burn, burn, burn, burn on a night like this...

Passion-Play-Zeitgeist

Passion-Play-Zeitgeist
I'm in no great hurry
I'm not afraid of your fury
I've faced stronger walls than yours

Bob Dylan 101: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan 101: Bob Dylan
the beginnings of a character named Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan 101: Self Portrait

Bob Dylan 101: Self Portrait
How'm I supposed to get any ridin' done? Hmm.

David Remnick on Bob Dylan

David Remnick on Bob Dylan
Radio Silence interviewed The New Yorker's editor-in-chief David Remnick and has made a downloadable podcast available.

Bob Dylan 101: Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan 101: Blood on the Tracks
...a simple twist of fate...

Bob Dylan 101: Street Legal

Bob Dylan 101: Street Legal
Betrayed by a kiss on a cool night of bliss

House Carpenter: A Song's Journey Through the Archives

House Carpenter: A Song's Journey Through the Archives
How an obscure record from 1930 inspired a young Bob Dylan to record an ancient ballad for his first album.

Bob Dylan 101: Oh Mercy

An enduring work from 1989.

Bob Dylan 101: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

An introduction to Bob Dylan's second album.

Alex Ross on Ain't Talkin'

The New Yorker's chief music critic on a gem from "Modern Times"