What It Means To Listen To Sleater-Kinney Now

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Sleater-Kinney performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 19, 2019. On July 1, drummer Janet Weiss announced her departure from the band after more than 20 years.

What happens when an artist you count on to be one way suddenly isn’t? For writer Hanif Abdurraquib, appreciating the left-turn album The Center Won’t Hold has meant letting go of years of nostalgia.

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