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Trent Reznor: The Fresh Air Interview

The man behind Nine Inch Nails composed the music for the U.S. film adaption of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Here, he discusses composing the film's unsettling score, his early days making music in Cleveland and his work with Nine Inch Nails.

The Left Banke: Teenage Pioneers Of Jangle-Pop

In the 1960s, it was hard to form a rock band, especially in New York. With connections, though, you could make it — and that's how one of the most mysterious and legendary New York bands, The Left Banke, came to be.

A TV Singing Star Champions The Pop Standard

America's Got Talent champ Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. is a crooner in the classic style, who has surprised and delighted audiences by being himself.

The Roots Weave A Tale Of Crime And Karma

The hip-hop group's founding members, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, explain their story-driven new album, undun.

Dessa: A Twin City Rapper Explores A Softer Side

The Minneapolis performer is part of the hip-hop collective Doomtree, but her latest record hints more at the jazz-inflected, spoken word poetry of Gil Scott Heron than today's rap stars.