Geoff Edgers

Boston

Reporter covering movies, museums, comedy, music and pop culture

Education: Tufts University, BA in English

Geoff Edgers is an American journalist and writer who is the national arts reporter for The Washington Post. He previously worked for the Boston Globe. Edgers is the author of "Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever." He also hosted the "Edge of Fame," a podcast produced by The Washington Post and WBUR, Boston's NPR station, that profiles figures such as Norm Macdonald, Ava DuVernay, Roseanne Barr and Chevy Chase. In 2010, Edgers produced and starred in the music documentary "Do It Again," about his attempt to reunite the Kinks. His articles have ap
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Pamela Adlon made the most honest family sitcom on television. She’s honest about not knowing what’s next.

The creator, director and star of “Better Things" prepares herself for the show’s finale.

February 10, 2022

The best music festival in 1969? Hint: It wasn’t Woodstock.

The Harlem Cultural Festival took place the same summer as Woodstock and featured stunning performances from Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder. Now there's a soundtrack for Questlove's acclaimed documentary, "Summer of Soul."

January 20, 2022

Mick Jagger explains his Instagram obsession and how he wound up at the Thirsty Beaver Saloon

If you can’t follow the Rolling Stones frontman on tour, at least you can keep up with him on social media.

December 30, 2021

Michael Nesmith invented country rock. Or maybe something even better.

The former Monkee, who died Friday at 78, combined a Texas twang with witty wordplay.

December 11, 2021

Neil Young made ‘Barn,’ his new album, in a barn

At 76, Young is following his instincts. They led him to record in a building with no doors, no bathroom and no headphones.

December 9, 2021

You know the Beatles. Here are 16 other important names in the epic ‘Get Back’ series.

Yoko Ono, Billy Preston, Jimmie Nicol, Enoch Powell … all kinds of people pop up in Peter Jackson’s three-part documentary.

December 3, 2021

What happened to Eric Clapton?

For 56 years, the guitar icon remained silent about politics. But when covid struck, the guitarist took a forceful — and controversial — stand.

November 11, 2021

For performers trying to get back onstage, it’s been a struggle to balance covid safety and the show

“You wake up every day, cross your fingers that they’ll open a door, turn on the lights and we’ll have a rock show,” says the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.

October 9, 2021

How did this teenager’s drawing wind up in a Jasper Johns painting at the Whitney?

Jasper Johns's newest work, “Slice,” raises questions at the Whitney.

September 28, 2021

How to get stuck in a barn with Anthony S. Fauci, Jamie Lee Curtis and Yo-Yo Ma

The Washington Post’s first Instagram Live show, started at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown, comes to an end after 19 months.

September 19, 2021