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You Need to Listen to 'Synthwave', the Chillest Tunes On YouTube

How the genre mined 80s nostalgia and modern dystopia to become a giant on YouTube.
Luke Winkie
12 hours ago
Film

'A Star Is Born' Is Bad, Actually

The movie is two hours of anxiety punctuated by the brief ecstasy of Lady Gaga's singing.
Nicole Clark
10.15.18
Film

This Is the Best Version of 'A Star Is Born' Yet

To prep for the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper reboot, I watched all the old versions, and the new one is the best of the bunch.
Kara Weisenstein
10.8.18
Culture

Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, and Why We Blame Women for Male Substance Abuse

Blaming a woman for her partner's self-harm isn't just cruel, it's symptomatic of our culture's biggest problems.
Kara Weisenstein
9.19.18
Views My Own

Donald Glover May Not Be the 'Woke Bae' We Want Him to Be

Childish Gambino's new video for 'Feels Like Summer' reminds us that when it comes to gender issues Glover tends to remain silent.
Taylor Hosking
9.10.18
YouTube

The Rise of T-Series, the YouTube Channel That Will Soon Dethrone PewDiePie

An Indian entertainment channel is poised to take over as the largest YouTube channel in the world.
Ankita Rao
9.3.18
Music

Where Heavy Metal Is Headed

For years, metal has been thought of as an indestructible genre. But as guitar music generally falls out of favour in 2018, how are the headbangers getting on?
Daniel Dylan Wray
8.29.18
Views My Own

Why I Won't Call Nicki Minaj's Beefing 'a Meltdown'

We don’t require male rappers to be empowering to each other, so why should Nicki play nice?
Melayna Williams
8.28.18
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Two Nursing Home Escapees Were Found at the World's Biggest Metal Fest

They were "disoriented and dazed" by the time the cops finally tracked them down.
Drew Schwartz
8.7.18
Culture

A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery

“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.
Genel Ambrose
7.20.18
Metal as hell

Meet Vancouver's Dark Lord of Karaoke

When he stands at a microphone, Arcanabyss Brooks is beyond mortal. His fans even chant his name.
Cole Nowicki
7.5.18
true crime

The Grim Story of Hells Angels Killing a Black Teen at a Rolling Stones Concert

The unhinged free show put a lid on the freewheeling 60s, but the racial dimension to the bloodshed is inescapable.
Seth Ferranti
7.3.18