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Rolling Stone

June 2020

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4 min.
at home with bad bunny

“The failed coronavirus response is not a story of mistakes that were made and have now been fixed. It’s the story of mistakes that continue to cost lives.”—RON KLAIN, former Ebola response coordinator At Home With Bad Bunny WHEN ASSISTANT EDITOR Suzy Exposito left New York on March 11th to begin reporting this issue’s cover story about Bad Bunny, it was hard to know how fast the world was changing. The Puerto Rican reggaeton star, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, had just filmed the outrageous cross-dressing video for his single “Yo Perreo Sola,” and headed home from Florida with his girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri. Suzy spent the weekend in Miami interviewing Bad Bunny’s producer, and visiting her grandmother, then planned to meet Benito in San Juan on March 17th. Two…

3 min.
love letters & advice

“Governor Cuomo for president! He’s realistic and has a really charismatic way with words. He’s the first politician that I look forward to listening to every morning.”—Jen Kennedy, via Facebook Taking Charge During COVID-19 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears on our May cover — the first issue of ROLLING STONE produced remotely, due to the global pandemic. With erratic leadership from the president, Cuomo’s briefings have given Americans a daily, truthful report on the crisis, and often a moral gut-check as well. Contributing editor Mark Binelli spoke with the governor [“Andrew Cuomo Takes Charge,” RS 1339] about how he navigates these uncharted times, and Cuomo’s personable communication style inspired thoughtful responses from readers. “I don’t agree with all he does, but he has been remarkable in his handling of this horrific…

2 min.
rs online

VIDEO Kamala Harris’ Election-Reform Vision The U.S. senator from California called senior writer Jamil Smith to discuss her plan to give states $5 billion to expand voter security and access to ballots in November, along with Trump’s COVID-19 failures, in an in-depth conversation for RS Interview: Special Edition. PODCAST Inside Dua Lipa’s Pop Triumph In rough times, sometimes what the world needs is an insanely fun dance-pop album — and that’s just what Dua Lipa gave us with Future Nostalgia. On a new episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, the English pop star joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the making of the album and more. “It feels crazy,” she says, “the time that we’re living in.” NEWSLETTER RollingStonePRO Sign up for our Rolling Stone Pro newsletter to make sure you read exclusive news, trends, and…

4 min.
phoebe bridgers’ heart of gold

BEING PHOEBE BRIDGERS is a pretty sweet gig. “I fucking love my life,” says the 25-year-old Californian. “My mom occasionally gets, ‘Are you related to Phoebe Bridgers?’ She fucking eats it up. And then she’ll be like, ‘I promised this couple that you would play their prom,’ and I’m like, ‘Mom! No!’” Bridgers has become one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of recent years by writing bleak, introspective songs grounded in twentysomething realness — she’s the folk rocker most likely to make you cry a little on your morning commute. Outside of her music, though, she’s irreverently funny, especially on social media. (“If eating ass is wrong I don’t want to be right” and “Every Wednesday is ass Wednesday where I’m from” are among her greatest hits on Twitter.) For Bridgers, that’s…

2 min.
rs recommends

TV SHOW 1. ‘Giri/Haji’ A miniseries that quietly hit Netflix in January, this story of two brothers — one a Japanese cop, the other a yakuza hitman — combines a Cain-and-Abel drama with a fish-out-of-water police procedural. DOCUSERIES 2. ‘Helter Skelter’ Epix’s six-part history of Charles Manson and his “family” may go down as the definitive account, incorporating fresh interviews and rare archival footage while placing one of the darkest tragedies of the Sixties in its proper countercultural context. BOOTLEG 3. Sonic Youth, ‘Live in Los Angeles 1998’ Craving some cathartic noise? This heady concert — featuring transporting zone-outs like “Sunday” and “Hoarfrost” — is the must-hear pick of a rich trove of Sonic Youth bootlegs newly available on Bandcamp. STREAMING SERVICE 4. Arrow Video Channel The grindhouse counterpart to the Criterion Channel, this app allows you to stream most of…

1 min.
ask croz

I’m a 47-year-old man with a felony conviction for making bongs. I was very successful, but prison fucked me up. I’ve finally gotten sober, but I still find it difficult to be as confident as I was in my twenties. What advice can you give for someone heading into their second act in life? —Chris Hill, CO Nobody is as confident in later life as they were in their twenties. But if you’ve managed to get sober, be confident and give yourself some credit for managing to do that. Now find things in your life that give you forward motion and a reason for being. Also, prison for making bongs? Where was that? Russia? My neighbors constantly play salsa music at an extremely loud volume. When I go over there to ask them…