Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?
Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.
John Darnielle Is the Voice of Outcasts and Weirdos Everywhere
We spent the day with the author and Mountain Goats frontman to talk about his excellent novel 'Universal Harvester,' mosh pits, and North Carolina politics.
'Vice Principals’ Is Secretly a Show About Trump Voters
You can find the main character's resentment of otherness, intense fear of change, single-minded devotion to law and order, and pointless brow-beating in Donald Trump's supporters.
Punching Goats and Smoking Spice: Our Favorite DJs Share Their Most Horrifying Weed Experiences
"If I think about it, my worst experience with weed is not being able to buy it legally in a properly regulated marketplace."
Like a Rolling Bro: Why Avicii Is the Bob Dylan of EDM
Avicii's retirement feels like the end of an era, but the real question is what's ended—and what is yet to come.
Netflix's New Season of 'Degrassi' Makes Being a Teen Look Terrifying
The newest season of the Canadian edutainment juggernaut features doxxing and pansexual drug addicts, but it grounds all the craziness in an innocence that makes it all the more real.
Remembering the Hipster
The Definitive Guide to Hipster Music Genres
All the music you loved for three months, from Bloghaus to Witch House and everything in between.
Zachary Lipez & Drew Millard
Remembering the Hipster
How Did the Hipster Become Mainstream?
The true hipsters have become too mainstream to remain hip, and the mainstream itself has reacted by picking up that which was once alt.
I Watched Rick Ross Sit on a Couch and Listen to His Own Album
And it was perfect.
'Empire' Is 17 Million Americans' Favorite Greek Tragedy
The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.
After Seven Hours, 'True Detective' Season Two Is Finally a Good Show
Unbelievably, the show's painful, semi-boring exposition and contorted plot lines are finally starting to pay off.
Season Two of 'True Detective' Must Be Taken on Its Own Terms
If you look at the show's second season as its own eccentric beast instead of a failed reprisal of its first season, it just might charm you.