‘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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.