Thinkpiece

Features

Why Telling Musicians to "Stick to Music" is Dumb and Toxic

Stop telling musicians to be quiet and start telling them to get loud.
Austin Gebbia (AKA Dear Morni)
2.9.17
Op-Eds

Can Pop Music Thrive in Trump's America?

Ten days away from Donald Trump's inauguration, we consider the effects of a bigoted administration on popular culture.
Kat George
1.10.17
Film

'Mars Attacks!' Was the Disaster Movie That Ravaged Disaster Movies

'Mars Attacks!', which is about to turn 20, came out the same year as many other big-budget disaster movies, but the cult classic couldn't be more different from its rivals.
Julian Cornell
11.27.16
Op-Eds

The Ambient Escapism of Lil Yachty

As I began to navigate the world of coming off antidepressants, 'Lil Boat' transported me to a calm and soothing sanctuary, far away from reality.
Ryan Bassil
11.15.16
Op-Eds

The Changing Face of the Male Pop Star Heartthrob

What women are after, at least in their pop idols, isn’t the fantasy of a perfect body, but rather the articulation of the complicated language of emotion. And talent.
Kat George
2.24.16
Film

The Single-Shot Film 'Victoria' Reflects Our Technological Zeitgeist

<i>Victoria</i> is a genre movie told in real time in a single steady, unbroken scene. It's taut, at times sweet, often stressful, and surprisingly intimate. It's also a total stunt.
Rod Bastanmehr
11.28.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Rise Craig David, Your Time is Now

Fifteen years after his first number one, the world is finally ready to accept him on his own terms.
Angus Harrison
9.22.15
Op-Eds

We Need to Retire the Word “Bitch"

Nicki's frustration with Miley is understandable, but we become our own worst enemy when we use that word against ourselves.
Kat George
9.10.15
Op-Eds

Madonna's Schtick Is Being Madonna

Is this song a desperate bid for relevancy or has Madonna penned the new clarion call for individuality? Kat George weighs in.
Kat George
6.24.15
Features

Why Don't Women Sing about Their Friends More Often?

While male musicians often big up their squads in song, girls are only just getting round to singing about female friendship in all its forms.
Kat George
5.27.15
Gaming

Nathan Drake's Superpower? White Privilege

The hero of 'Uncharted' is likable and self-aware, but he's still running around exotic locales shooting natives.
Shonte Daniels
5.4.15
Thinkpieces And Shit

Lady-splaining Taylor Swift to Boys: Her Image Doesn't Need to Be Sexy Because She's Our BFF

Gone are they days when Tay was defined by her romantic trysts.
Kat George
2.18.15
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