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Elevator Music

Bring Back Muzak

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Woody Allen once said that the worst punishment that could be inflicted upon anyone was being sentenced to 30 days solitary confinement with an insura...

While We're Banning Oversized Sodas, How About Banning Mindlessly-Programmed Background Music?

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Albert Imperato

A few days later I noticed that the music had been turned up in volume, but this time it was playing a Mozart Flute Concerto. As I put on my running shorts, I thought that donning a pair of 18th-century breeches and a ruffled shirt would be more appropriate.

Please Don't Stop The Muzak!

Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts

It's official. After nearly 80 long years of delivering only the blandest of elevator music, Muzak is retiring its name. Called "the musical equivale...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Rapper Curren$y Can Make Even Elevator Music Sound Good

Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

With the Pitchfork Music Festival upon us, we're bringing you a sample of who's taking the stage. Today, we highlight New Orleans rapper Curren$y, who...