Prologue: November 2016

“April is the cruellest month,” T.S. Eliot wrote in The Waste Land, but anyone who has endured the present electoral cycle in the United States, or even watched it from afar, might beg to differ. Accordingly, this month on The Log Journal we’re focusing on politics in music, in all of its various forms.

An arts-journalism revolution begins in Boston.

The Boston Globe became the epicenter of the arts-journalism world upon announcing Oct. 31 that Zoë Madonna, an award-winning classical music critic who’d been contributing to the Globe as a freelance reviewer and reporter since Sept. 2015, had been engaged to a temporary full-time position that would be funded by a nonprofit consortium.

Early Audition: Qasim Naqvi, Chronology

Composer and Dawn of Midi drummer Qasim Naqvi is set to release a new album of moody, compelling synthesizer music on Nov. 4, but we’re going to let you hear it right now.