Essays

Essays

Girl Talk Has Quietly Become a Great Rap Producer

A new track with Young Nudy is just the latest in a long run of excellent hip-hop singles that the mash-up star has been involved with.
Colin Joyce
8.16.19
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I Hadn't Seen My Addict Father in Years – Then I Ran Into Him on the Street

I spotted my dad hanging out in a sketchy alley in my hometown. He didn't even recognise me when I introduced myself.
Jordan Foisy
8.13.19
Essays

'Succession' Questions the Competence of Powerful White Men

In the season two premiere of the HBO show, we learn that patriarch Logan Roy might be just as clueless as everyone else.
Eric Thurm
8.13.19
Essays

Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won

'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber didn’t.
Gary Suarez
7.31.19
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Blood Orange's New Mixtape Is a Beautifully Messy Tribute to His Influences

'Angel's Pulse' is a lush exploration of all of the sides of Dev Hynes' sound.
DeAsia Paige
7.16.19
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I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut

To be fair, this wasn't my first time menacing the Planters mascot. Or the second. Or the third.
Luke Taylor
7.9.19
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'Midsommar' Is as Beautiful as a Horror Movie Can Be

Director Ari Aster's follow-up to 'Hereditary' follows four tourists into the small Swedish village of a pagan death cult.
Colin Joyce
7.3.19
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Thom Yorke's Dreamlike 'ANIMA' Is His Best Solo Album Yet

The Radiohead frontman's confident third album is the project fans have been waiting for.
Josh Terry
7.1.19
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What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.14.19
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Vampire Weekend's New Album Is All Over the Place, In the Best Way

The newly minted trio took six years to follow-up a No. 1 record and a Grammy. 'Father of the Bride' is shaggy, psychedelic, and wonderfully strange.
Alex Swhear
5.2.19
Essays

What We Can't Talk About When We Talk About Our Grandparents

Most of us don't think much about what happens at the end of life for our loved ones, but it might be better for everyone if we did.
Francisco Garcia
4.30.19
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DaBaby Makes the Funniest Videos in Rap

His major label debut 'Baby on Baby' features bars that might make you chuckle, but he really shines on screen as a goofy absurdist.
Will Schube
4.11.19
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