HBO's ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Brutally Skewers Christian Hypocrisy
Anyone who's ever been in a megachurch will easily recognize the stereotypes.
Girl Talk Has Quietly Become a Great Rap Producer
A new track with Young Nudy is just the latest in a long run of excellent hip-hop singles that the mash-up star has been involved with.
You Need to Watch 'Lodge 49,' TV's Most Bizarre Show
The show's real joys come from hanging out with its eccentric and empathetic characters.
I Hadn't Seen My Addict Father in Years—Then I Ran Into Him on the Street
I spotted my dad hanging out in a sketchy alley in my hometown. He didn't even recognize me when I introduced myself.
'Succession' Questions the Competence of Powerful White Men
In the season two premiere of the HBO show, we learn that patriarch Logan Roy might be just as clueless as everyone else.
Remembering the Time Slipknot Threatened to Sue Burger King Over Chicken Fries
The masked band's new album 'We Are Not Your Kind' makes this a perfect time to revisit their bizarre legal feud with a fast food chain.
Bon Iver's 'i,i' Is Justin Vernon at His Most Alive
The ambitious fourth LP from the Wisconsin artist's band is the thrilling culmination of his career so far.
'Free Meek' Is a Portrait of America's Broken Justice System
Meek Mill's new Amazon docuseries contextualizes his experiences in the larger problem of mass incarceration and state supervision in the U.S.
David Berman Knew Exactly How to Find Beauty in Sadness
Across a long career of music, poetry, and visual art, the Silver Jews songwriter married despair and absurdity. Few artists better reflected how complicated it is to be alive.
Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won
'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber didn’t.
Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore
His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Jack Antonoff Makes a Lot of Music and None of It Is Good
The prolific songwriter and producer's new band Red Hearse is a reminder that most of his music is boring in the same way.