From the Journal of Terrorism Research, Joe Stroud (Edinburgh): The Importance of Music to Anders Behring Breivik. From Commentary, Terry Teachout on how Hitler destroyed German music. More than 30 years after it started, is Christian metal still a thriving underground scene or a decaying corpse? Keith Kahn-Harris goes looking for signs of life amongst the devout undead. Jesse carey on 8 signs you were in a Christian rock band. Rock for Republicans: David Masciotra on how the GOP misunderstands John Mellencamp’s heartland ethic. The Miseducation of Stan Veuger: Jeb Lund and Jay Friedman on conservatives' hilarious attempt to appropriate rap music. Is punk rock just urban folk music? John L. Murphy reviews Left of the Dial by David Ensminger. Camille Doder on the story of the 450-pound rapper who loved Waffle House too much. David Hadju on why George Jones ranks with Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday: The music of George Jones is an argument against the intellect, a case for art made without the mediating influence of the mind. An excerpt from Sounds of War: Music in the United States During World War II by Annegret Fauser. "Friday" singer Rebecca Black is actually kind of good now. Alan Krueger on how the music industry explains inequality. Michael Hirschorn on why pop stars rule the world and movie stars hardly matter.

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