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Stop providing outdated print-outs on "sexual intercourse."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.
Ebro Was Right to Ask Kodak Black the Hard Questions
Yesterday, Kodak Black walked out of an Ebro in the Morning interview after the host mentioned his sexual assault case.
A Brief List of Mariah Carey's Most Underrated Bangers
Yes, she wrote a Christmas banger, but these cuts show that Mariah deserves more credit for her lyricism, harmony, and genre-play.
Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events
Two lineups this week, for Spotify's Who We Be in London and Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, highlight how gender imbalance feeds into streaming.