John Seabrook has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1993. The author of several books including Nobrow, he has taught narrative nonfiction writing at Princeton University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook tells a fascinating story of creativity and commerce that explains how songs have become so addictive.
Over the last two decades a new type of song has emerged. Today's hits bristle with 'hooks,' musical burrs design...[SEE MORE]