Op-Eds

8.19.19

It's Time for MTV to Rename the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

It's complicated to cancel someone like the King of Pop; it's also essential.

6.2.19

White Country Fans Need to Stop Hating on Lil Nas X's Wrangler Collaboration

Cowboy culture isn't rooted in white culture, so let the "Old Town Road" singer sell some jeans.

2.14.19

Netflix’s ’Sex Education’ Balances Story and Soundtrack Beautifully

Stop providing outdated print-outs on ‘sexual intercourse’. Schools should screen the well-curated and educational Netflix show instead.

1.28.19

Weezer Have Always Been the Goofy Band You Think They Are

This week they released the 'Teal Album', covering TLC, a-ha and more – and of course, some hate it. But isn't their kookiness their charm?

1.16.19

Bikini Kill Might Be 'Back' for 2019, But They've Always Mattered

'Revolution Girl Style Now!' and Forever.

1.15.19

At Least the 2019 BRIT Award Nominations Feel Gender-Balanced

Giggs, Jorja Smith and Brockhampton were named among this year's nods, where paint-by-numbers pop stands beside rising innovators.

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12.13.18

Ebro Was Right to Ask Kodak Black the Hard Questions

Yesterday, Kodak Black walked out of an Ebro in the Morning interview after the host mentioned his sexual assault case.

12.5.18

How 2018 Became the Year '20GAYTEEN'

Hayley Kiyoko came up with the nickname on 1st January, and looking back, it's easy to concede she was right.

11.16.18

Mariah, Our Living Meme, Deserves More Credit for Her Songwriting

Yes, she wrote a Christmas banger, but these underrated cuts show that she's got lyricism, harmony and genre-play sorted too.

11.5.18

Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events

Two lineups this week, for Spotify's Who We Be in London and Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, highlight how gender imbalance feeds into streaming.

10.26.18

Wireless Festival's New 'No Swearing' Restrictions Are So Shallow

A neighbourhood group wanted the London festival moved to another location, but the compromise they've reached instead is ridiculous.

9.29.18

The Long-Awaited M.I.A. Doc is Messy and Intimate, Just Like Life

It’s called ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’ because there are so many different sides to her story.

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