Spencer Kornhaber

Spencer Kornhaber

Spencer Kornhaber is a staff writer at The Atlantic covering pop culture and music.

The Get Down Brothers perform in a still from the new batch of episodes in the Netflix series 'The Get Down'

Why Can't 'The Get Down' Find Its Groove?

The series has great material to work with. So why is the story about hip-hop’s origins falling flat?

In a promotion for the podcast "S-Town," a man stands in the woods.

This Podcast Bridges the Rural/Urban Empathy Divide

The much-hyped series S-Town evolves from murder mystery and small-town tourism into timely, humanistic biography.

PJ Harvey's Self-Aware Tour of D.C.'s Poorest Neighborhoods

The singer’s newest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, compares Washington’s Ward 7 to Kosovo and Afghanistan—from the perspective of an outsider.