To read Pop & Jazz is to take part in a conversation about popular music with lifelong music lovers who are intent on finding, sharing, and considering musical experiences.

Who’s making interesting music today? What makes it interesting? What makes it good? What’s still to be discovered and enjoyed in the music of yesterday? What meaning is to be found in this music or that music, or in listening at all? Why listen? Why communicate?

Music, like all the arts, is at root about being human, and experiencing music is taking part in the act of creating one’s own humanity. To examine music, then, is to examine ourselves and our lives. And someone important once made a good case for examining one’s own life.

So pick up an issue of Pop & Jazz today.