Boy Bands

Anniversaries

*NSYNC's Debut Album Changed Pop Music Forever

*NSYNC’s self-titled debut turns 20 today and it proves they were way ahead of their time. Debate your auntie.
Kristin Corry
3.23.18
Essays

'Backstreet Boys' Is The Greatest Boy Band Album of All Time

No arguments, please!!!!!
Sarah MacDonald
8.18.17
PROFILES

Being Louis Tomlinson

We spoke to the former One Direction member about how he went from working class Northern lad to pop star worth $50 million.
Daisy Jones
7.18.17
Op-Eds

The Unbearable Silence of Harry Styles

Over the past few years, pop's number one marketing tool has been one that says nothing at all.
Daisy Jones
11.2.16
Music

Joey Fatone Picked the Perfect Name for His New Hot Dog Stand

What does one eat at a joint owned by a former boyband member? The Boybander, of course: five mini hot dogs meant to represent the five beloved members of NSYNC.
Alex Swerdloff
6.30.16
history of

How Teen Girls' Hysteria for Boy Bands Became an Unstoppable Force

From the Beatles to One Direction, all-singing and all-dancing pop groups have claimed the hearts of many teenage girls.
Kate Leaver
3.7.16
fanfiction

Why Do Adult Women Love One Direction Slash Fanfiction?

Although One Direction has broken up, their influence lives on in homoerotica written by female fans.
Miranda Popkey
8.26.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Backstreet Boys and N'Sync Are Making a Zombie-Western Together

Brought to you by the same people who made 'Sharknado.'
River Donaghey
7.14.15
Music

Stephen Hawking Finally Breaks Silence About Zayn’s Exit from One Direction

The boy band may still be intact in another universe, the physicist says.
Jordan Valinsky
4.27.15
2014 in Review

Why 2014 Was the Year of the Revamped Boy Band, Starring One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer

On One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, and why they're built to last.
Jill Menze
12.30.14
Thinkpieces And Shit

With 'Four,' Are the Boys of One Direction Growing Up?

You probably hate this band. That's cool. But with their new album, it might be time to take a listen.
Laura Reineke
11.12.14
Music

I Saw the Backstreet Boys Perform at a Mall

Seeing the Backstreet Boys at the Grove is a sublime experience. It was reminiscent of what is must have been like to see the Beatles' rooftop concert in 1969, except surrounded by chain restaurants. Where else could you see an actual cheesecake...
Grant Pardee
8.2.13
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