The moment he looked at an American villain and saw a human being, Leslie Odom Jr.'s life changed. The Hamilton star looks back on a career-making year in the biggest show on Broadway.
The outspoken leaders of the bands Against Me! and Worriers discuss gender identity in art, being a punk musician in 2015 and the new Worriers album Imaginary Life, which Grace produced.
The NPR Music staff presents 12 titles that range from the art of album covers to disco to Def Jam to metal to MTV. This year, our favorite music reads were mostly revealing biographies and wide-spanning analyses.