Claire Suddath

Claire Suddath is TIME's music and culture writer. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Claire has been at TIME for three years; before then, she worked at an alt-weekly newspaper in Nashville. She laughs a lot.

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Watch the First Minute of All 22 James Bond Films

James Bond seen through a gun barrel. Blood. Beaches. Icebergs. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Bad guys. Badder guys. Airplanes. Trucks. A helicopter. An open road. Pilots. A strange man walking ominously in front of a dark building. Guns. New York City. Surfing. Skiing. A servant carrying a tray of drinks on the …

President Obama Made America A Mixtape

Political playlists aren’t easy. If there’s one off color lyric — or if the artist doesn’t agree with your agenda — you’ve got a minor scandal on your hands.  Remember the uproar when Obama invited rapper Common to a White House poetry event? Or when Tom Petty, Sting and John Mellencamp all separately asked George W. Bush to

Watch M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” Video

M.I.A. released a music video for her song “Bad Girls,” and at first glance it appears to be a political statement about women drivers in Saudi Arabia. Then again, maybe the Sri Lankan rapper adopted a stylish Arabic aesthetic because it looks cool. It’s hard to tell with M.I.A. Either way, it’s a fun video and I think we can all agree …

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