On 10 Years of the New New-Music Scene, and 30 Years of My Own

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Vulture—I don’t know her name, but a young composer has just shown up in New York. Maybe she’s a singer or a cellist, or both, and also a whiz with the editing software on her laptop. She’s got a playlist full of Latin hip-hop and early minimalism and Iranian kamancheh ... More

A crop of new depression treatments could yield the first new blockbuster drug in 30 years (AGN). People with depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide, have been limited to using the same types of drugs for 30 years. Unsurprisingly, drug companies are on the hunt for new treatments, and a few of their candidates look particularly promising. While some scientists pursue new treatments inspired by ketamine, others are looking optimistically at psychedelics like psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms." Still others are studying opioid-like drugs and metabolites of...