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)
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.