music features

Know When to Dance Like a Woman, and Look Like a Man

When Millennium Dance Complex opened in the 90s, the world of hip-hop had very specific visions of how men and women should look and perform. Two decades later, a lot has changed.
Spenser Mestel
Internet Exploring

Jesse Lingard Is a Coward for Not Doing the Blueface Dance

The Manchester United midfielder may have tried to do the Shoot Dance, but he means nothing to me until he hits the bust down.
Trey Smith

Bosq Enlists Kaleta for Two Irresistibly Danceable Fatback Band Covers

The Colombia via Boston DJ and producer's renditions of “Goin’ To See My Baby" and "Backstrokin'" mark the launch of his label, Bacalao.
Josh Terry

Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' Is a Masterclass on Radical Disruption

Beyoncé, arguably the biggest star in the world, interrupted the largely white crowd at Coachella with a celebration of Black academia.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark

Watch Scientists Express Their Research in Interpretive Dances

Dancers performed as electrons, brain processes, and teaching tools.
Becky Ferreira
blind spots

Stephen Malkmus Listens to LCD Soundsystem: “It’s a Dance-Rock Workout”

Ahead of the release of his experimental electronic album, 'Groove Denied,' Stephen Malkmus listens to LCD Soundsystem's 2005 self-titled album for the first time.
Josh Terry

The Women Building a New Art Form in the World of Dance

The Kinetic Light Collaborative challenges core beliefs about movement and the human body.
Emily Nonko
Phys Ed

The Choreographer From ‘Pose’ Taught Me How to Vogue

Leiomy Maldonado says voguing is all about freestyle and self-expression—but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Spenser Mestel

Christine and the Queens’ New Album Is Chaotic and Beautiful, Just Like You

The French-born musician is using a horny, harrowed, and extraordinarily breezy album to reintroduce herself as 'Chris.' It's complicated, but so is everything else.
Colin Joyce
How to Not Die

How to Be a Drag Queen Without Hurting Yourself

Drag can sometimes be more like an extreme sport for the performers.
Matthew Terrell
New music

Kitty and Sam Ray Are a Rave-Pop Duo Now

"I Got That Boom" is the first single from the prolific couple's new project, The Pom-Poms. A self-titled EP is scheduled for September 21.
Alex Robert Ross

Inside the Beautiful World of Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing

Mainstream competitive ballroom dance contests still don't allow same-sex competitors. A new documentary explores the LGBTQ scene that formed as the result of that ban.
Elyssa Goodman