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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.
André Carlisle
8.22.19
Op-Eds

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.
Kristin Corry
8.15.19
Op-Eds

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.
Alex Zaragoza
5.31.19
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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.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.13.19
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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.
Gary Suarez
3.8.19
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.
Charlene Prempeh
2.25.19
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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Stop providing outdated print-outs on "sexual intercourse."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.
Ryan Bassil
2.13.19
Op-Eds

The UK Charts Are a Mess Right Now

Busted? The Specials? 'The Greatest Showman'? What is going on?
Rosie Hewitson
2.13.19
Op-Eds

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.
Chanté Joseph
2.12.19
Op-Eds

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?
Marianne Eloise
1.25.19
Holy Shit

Bikini Kill Might Be "Back" in 2019, But They've Always Mattered

'Revolution Girl Style Now!' and Forever.
Lauren O'Neill
1.16.19
Op-Eds

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.
Lauren O'Neill
1.14.19
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