The Fans : The Record Listeners connect with music in countless ways. Essays and interviews about why we love the music we love and questions about what our choices as fans mean.

Martin Shkreli exits a Brooklyn courthouse after the jury issued a verdict in his case for securities fraud. Shkreli is selling a one-of-a-kind album from the Wu-Tang Clan he purchased in 2015. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ariana Grande during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on June 4, 2017. Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester hide caption

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Memorial candles during a vigil on St Ann's Square in Manchester on May 29, 2017, one week after a bomb attack timed to the conclusion of a concert by Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena. Grande and others will perform Sunday, June 4 to raise money for victims and their families. Jon Super/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Strokes backstage in San Francisco in October 2001, the month the band released its debut album, Is This It in the United States. Anthony Pidgeon/Getty Images hide caption

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Firefighters and medics near the site of the Ghost Ship underground arts venue in Oakland, Ca., after a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people. The East Bay Times won a Pulitzer for its reporting around the tragedy. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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