Edna St. Vincent Millay on the love of music – a beautiful 1920 letter.
So great: A soundtrack for Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America, Jon Mooallem’s sublime meditation on wilderness and what it means to be human.
Starving artist special – Patti Smith shares her lettuce soup recipe in this exclusive recording.
This is lovely – Diego Stocco makes music from leaves and a turntable.
Joe Hanson examines the sciences of what it is about music that makes us feel all those feelings. Pair with 7 essential books about music, emotion, and the brain.
Legendary album designer Storm Thorgerson, whom we lost at the age of 69, on what it was like to work with Pink Floyd and create some of history’s most iconic vinyl covers. Find his era-defining work in For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis.
The loveliest thing you’ll watch today: Tilda Swinton and Roger Ebert’s widow lead a 1,500-person Barry White dance-along honoring Ebert. Pair with Ebert on writing, life and mortality.
Tender and beautiful stop-motion music video for “Joy” by Iron & Wine, from their fantastic latest album Ghost On Ghost.