The NFL Is Using Jay Z to Avoid Accountability
The partnership frames solutions to racial injustice as charity, takes the burden of responsibility away from the league's owners, and further casts Colin Kaepernick as a pariah.
It's Time for MTV to Rename the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
It's complicated to cancel someone like the King of Pop; it's also essential.
White Country Fans Need to Stop Hating on Lil Nas X's Wrangler Collaboration
Cowboy culture isn't rooted in white culture, so let the "Old Town Road" singer sell some jeans.
Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Are About More Than Your Heroes
'Leaving Neverland' and other recent documentaries are trying to tell a story about survivors, not about whose art you choose to engage with.
American Media Still Doesn’t Get Música Urbana
The 'New York Times Magazine''s failure to recognize Spanish language hip-hop and pop in its "25 Songs That Matter" feature underscores the media's misunderstanding of a major movement.
UK pop culture
Dave Is Right: Black Britishness Deserves Respect, Not Tokenism
Meaningful representation will only come when Black Brits can tell their own stories, as he did with his powerful “Black” video last week.
Netflix’s 'Sex Education' Balances Story and Soundtrack Beautifully
Stop providing outdated print-outs on "sexual intercourse." Schools should screen the well-curated and educational Netflix show instead.
The UK Charts Are a Mess Right Now
Busted? The Specials? 'The Greatest Showman'? What is going on?
The Classic Album Release Cycle Might Be Dying
Am I the only one who was like "I cannot keep up with all these projects coming out right at the end of the year, the fuck?" No? Good.
Weezer Have Always Been the Goofy Band You Think They Are
This week they released the 'Teal Album,' covering TLC, a-ha, and more—and of course, some hate it. But isn't their kookiness their charm?
Bikini Kill Might Be "Back" in 2019, But They've Always Mattered
'Revolution Girl Style Now!' and Forever.
At Least the 2019 BRIT Award Nominations Feel Gender-Balanced
Giggs, Jorja Smith and Brockhampton were named among this year's nods, where paint-by-numbers pop stands beside rising innovators.