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YouTube

You Need to Listen to 'Synthwave,' the Chillest Beats On YouTube

How the genre mined 80s nostalgia and modern dystopia to become a giant on YouTube.
Luke Winkie
a day ago
Film

'A Star Is Born' Is Bad, Actually

The movie is two hours of anxiety punctuated by the brief ecstasy of Lady Gaga's singing.
Nicole Clark
10.12.18
Film

Netflix's Epic Quincy Jones Doc Blows That Wild Interview Out of the Water

You need to watch the film, directed by his daughter Rashida Jones, and bask in his unbridled genius.
Taylor Hosking
10.9.18
The Nice Guide to Right Now

This Adorable Cat Mascot Thing Can Shred the Goddamn Drums

All hail Nyango Star.
River Donaghey
10.8.18
Film

This Is the Best Version of 'A Star Is Born' Yet

To prep for the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper reboot, I watched all the old versions, and the new one is the best of the bunch.
Kara Weisenstein
10.5.18
Film

The First Trailer for the Elton John Biopic Looks Absolutely Bonkers

'Rocketman' is being billed as a "musical fantasy," whatever that means.
River Donaghey
10.1.18
Culture

The Second Coming of Ashlee Simpson

On a Monday... the early 00s pop icon eyes a comeback
Cameron Glover
9.21.18
Culture

Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, and Why We Blame Women for Male Substance Abuse

Blaming a woman for her partner's self-harm isn't just cruel, it's symptomatic of our culture's biggest problems.
Kara Weisenstein
9.19.18
Music

My Search for TV on the Radio’s Mythical Williamsburg

On the tenth anniversary of 'Dear Science,' Wilbert L. Cooper reflects on discovering the seminal Brooklyn band as an angsty black youth in Ohio.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.18.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Missy Elliott Rapped with the 'Work It' Karaoke Lady and It Was Perfect

All hail Mrs. Funky White Sister.
River Donaghey
9.13.18
Afropunk Festival

Former Afropunk Employees Reveal the Messy Underbelly of the Organization

First their Editor-in-Chief resigns. Now everyone's got something to say.
Taylor Hosking
9.13.18
TIFF 2018

How Hans Zimmer Makes Movie Scores You Remember

We sat down to talk to the prolific composer about how he made the 21st century’s most memorable scores, from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy to his work with Steve McQueen.
Karen Han
9.12.18