From IASPM@Journal, a special issue on popular music performance. Anya Kurennaya (New School): “Look What the Cat Dragged In”: Analyzing Gender and Sexuality in the “Hot Metal Centerfolds” of 1980s Glam Metal. Chuyun Oh (Texas): The Politics of the Dancing Body: Racialized and Gendered Femininity in K-pop. From New York, a special issue on 100 years of pop music, including the town that put the pop in music: Jody Rosen on a look back at 100 years of New York sounds. Swedish Pop Mafia: Whet Moser on how a culturally conservative effort in the 1940s backfired to create the greatest engine of pop music in the world. Is it finally time to let go of the Beatles? James Marcus on a fan’s notes. Excerpts from X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story by Eve Epstein and Leonora Epstein: Gen X to Gen Y: We had the best music;
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