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Rolling Stone July 2019

No one covers the people, politics and issues that matter (now more than ever) like Rolling Stone. Your source for all the breaking news coverage, exclusive interviews with influential people, music trends, hot album and movie reviews, must-read rock star profiles and in-depth national affairs reporting you rely on in the magazine. An annual term to Rolling Stone is currently 22 issues, of which 4 are double issues, for a total of 26 issues. The number of issues in an annual term is subject to change at any time. Get Rolling Stone digital magazine subscription today for cutting-edge reporting, provocative photos and raw interviews with influential people who shape the scene and rock the world.

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Jason Fine EDITOR DEPUTY EDITOR Sean Woods MUSIC EDITOR Christian Hoard CREATIVE DIRECTOR Joseph Hutchinson DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE CONTENT Catriona Ni Aolain DIGITAL DIRECTOR Jerry Portwood MANAGING EDITOR Alison Weinflash DEPUTY MUSIC EDITOR Simon Vozick-Levinson ENTERTAINMENT EDITORS David Fear Maria Fontoura NEWS DIRECTOR Jason Newman SENIOR EDITOR Phoebe Neidl CULTURE EDITOR Elisabeth Garber-Paul SENIOR MUSIC EDITORS Patrick Doyle Brendan Klinkenberg Hank Shteamer REVIEWS EDITOR Jon Dolan SENIOR MUSIC BUSINESS EDITOR Amy X. Wang NEWS EDITOR Sarah Grant ASSISTANT EDITOR Suzy Exposito SENIOR WRITERS David Browne Tim Dickinson David Fricke Andy Greene Kory Grow Brian Hiatt Alex Morris Stephen Rodrick Jamil Smith Matt Taibbi CHIEF FILM CRITIC Peter Travers CHIEF TV CRITIC Alan Sepinwall STAFF WRITERS Jon Blistein Ryan Bort EJ Dickson Charles Holmes Daniel Kreps Elias Leight Claire Shaffer Brittany Spanos Tessa Stuart WASHINGTON, D.C., BUREAU CHIEF Andy Kroll RS COUNTRY EDITOR Joseph Hudak RS COUNTRY DEPUTY EDITOR Jon Freeman ART DIRECTOR Matthew Cooley DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Toby Fox DEPUTY PHOTO EDITOR Sacha Lecca ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR Griffin Lotz SENIOR MULTIMEDIA…

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trailing the nypd homicide squad

“No matter how powerful our military is, no matter how impressive our space program is, it isn’t going to come to much if we can’t deliver a good, everyday life for Americans.”—PETE BUTTIGIEG FOR THE PAST YEAR, photographer Theo Wenner embedded with the NYPD’s Brooklyn North Homicide Squad, one of the city’s elite detective units. It’s a tense time for the NYPD: Despite historically low crime rates, murders have surged in north Brooklyn (21 through March this year, up from 12 in the same 2018 period), and police face unprecedented mistrust and scrutiny, especially in minority communities. “The political atmosphere is intense around police now,” says Wenner. “But the thing I noticed is, these detectives get a ton of respect on the street. They know the neighborhoods they work, and there’s…

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+ love letters & advice

“I was never really a fan, but I am now. I’m impressed by his singular ability to work on himself and change. Plus, cats!”—Kenneth, via the internet Howard Stern Repents Our June issue marked the fourth time Howard Stern has appeared on our cover [“A Softer Side of Howard Stern,” RS 1328], and the interview showed Stern at his most vulnerable: After years of psychotherapy, he looked back on his life, sharing his deepest regrets and hopes for the future. Chris Vaccaro tweeted that the issue made him “feel like a kid on Christmas.” Debra Phillips tweeted, “I am in the 40% women audience that listens to you. I used to not stand the old Howard, but I love the guy you are now.” Dave Hobson wrote, “I have enjoyed listening to…

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carlos santana’s supernatural summer

BEFORE CARLOS Santana hits the stage, he consults with a higher power. “It’s kind of the same thing I did when I was at Woodstock,” he says, describing this photo, taken in May at the BottleRock fest in Napa Valley, California. “I was praying, ‘Keep me in tune and in time. I can do the rest.’” This summer, of course, marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, where Santana exploded onto the national stage with a magical set the guitarist played while tripping on LSD, and he will headline a golden-anniversary event on the original grounds in Bethel, New York. Santana has other things to celebrate too: It’s the 20th anniversary of his megaselling album Supernatural, and he just released a new LP, Africa Speaks, featuring African songs cut with Rick…

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brittany howard gets real

LAST YEAR, Brittany Howard called a meeting with her bandmates and told them some news they probably didn’t want to hear. Alabama Shakes — who met in high school, broke through with 2012’s “Hold On” and went on to win four Grammys — would not be recording a follow-up to 2015’sSound & Color anytime soon. Instead, Howard would be making a solo album. “It was like, ‘I’m going to do this record by myself,’” she says. “I knew that I needed to be in control of everything: the music, the arrangements, all that stuff. And when am I going to do it if not now?” Howard’s solo debut, Jaime, is her most ambitious recording ever, full of synthed-out psychedelic funk, druggy soul ballads, hip-hop loops, and lyrics grappling with her past,…

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1. Halsey “Nightmare” Halsey’s latest blockbuster is a bloodthirsty anthem that taps the emo she loved as a New Jersey teenager to deliver a message of resistance and empowerment: “I’ve been polite, but I won’t be caught dead/Letting a man tell me what I should do with my bed.” It’s a cathartic dose of drama. 2. Lana Del Rey “Doin’ Time” The Cali-goth queen rings in beach season with a cover of rasta-pop crew Sublime’s 1997 jam “Summertime (Doin’ Time).” Naturally, she gives the spliffy original an eerie makeover. Can a Nineties ska revival be far behind? 3. Sleater-Kinney “Hurry on Home” “Disconnect me from my bones,” Carrie Brownstein sings on the first single from the indie-rock heroes’ upcoming LP. She sounds ready to explode, and the slicing guitars and riot-disco breakdown render that feeling with a power…