Anniversaries

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Is the America We Were Promised

Ten years after it premiered, the show offers a mental reprieve from our what-fresh-hell-awaits-us-each-morning reality.
Meredith Balkus
4.9.19
Remembering Things

Eddie Murphy's 'Life' Shows How Complicated Canceling R. Kelly Can Be

Twenty years after the buddy comedy first debuted in theaters, its soundtrack proves problematic in the wake of serious new allegations against executive producer R. Kelly.
Gary Suarez
4.2.19
Culture

Twenty Years Later, '10 Things I Hate About You' Is More Relevant Than You'd Expect

Despite its flaws, the film marked a turning point for feminism and female representation in teen rom-coms.
Beth Demmon
3.29.19
tv

'Farscape' Was Feminist Sci-Fi Before It Was Cool

Twenty years on, the space serial still holds up thanks to its cast of complex, flawed, interesting female characters and its intelligent approach to gender politics.
Danielle Riendeau
3.29.19
Essays

How Alison Mosshart's Onstage Prowl Changed Music

Eleven years after the release of The Kills' 'Midnight Boom,' Mosshart's ferocious fearlessness is something that indie rock still desperately needs.
Sarah MacDonald
3.6.19
Remembering Things

Prince's Final Top Ten Hit Is Pretty Creepy in Retrospect

Twenty-five years after reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” feels complicated.
Gary Suarez
2.25.19
Anniversaries

SLC Punks Look Back at 'SLC Punk!' and Agree It's Still Punk

The cult classic that told all poseurs to fuck off turns 20.
RYAN BRADFORD
1.25.19
Essays

Britney Spears’ “E-Mail My Heart” Predicted the Future

It's easy to look at the '... Baby, One More Time' deep cut as a novelty relic but it's actually prophetic.
Sarah MacDonald
1.16.19
Interviews

Placebo Reflect on 20 Years of Their Album 'Without You I'm Nothing'

We spoke to bassist Stefan Olsdal about intimacy, otherness, and sticking to your convictions—all things that packed the album with enough gut punches to stand the test of two decades.
Emma Garland
10.26.18
Essays

People Had No Fucking Clue What to Do with Vivian Girls

Ten years after its release, the Brooklyn trio's debut album is still a feminist masterpiece—and a complicated exploration of what it means to be a cool girl in a male-dominated scene.
Annie Fell
9.28.18
Essays

Lauryn Hill Shouldn't Still Have To Correct You

Twenty years ago, Lauryn Hill outlined a solo album that dismantled the restrictions society projected on her and two decades later, she’s still fighting to define herself.
Kristin Corry
8.29.18
Remembering Things

'Straight Outta Compton' Is the Most American Album of the 20th Century

Thirty years later, we remember how N.W.A Trojan Horsed gangsta rap into suburban homes.
Paul Thompson
8.8.18
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