The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
How Social Media Has Changed The Way We Judge Music
Has stan culture shifted the role of the critic?
American Pop Music Is a Story of Race, Sex, and Power
Ann Powers's new book, 'Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music,' charts the complex relationship between bodies and music, and it manages to do so without descending into objectification.
The Music Issue
Prolific Music Critic Robert Christgau Knows What He Likes (and Hates)
"One of my gifts as a critic is that I really like music, and I'm open and still excitable. I'm not a bored person, and I'm not tired of life."
What the Taylor Swift vs. Kanye Beef Tells Us About the Meaning of Life
Steven Hydens's new book 'Your Favorite Band is Killing Me' focuses on famous music rivalries like Oasis vs. Blur and Taylor Swift vs. Kanye to reveal that these beefs were about something more than drunken VMA speeches or Noel Gallagher's big mouth.