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.
Bro, Listen to the Kids: The 2015 VMAs Tried Way Too Damn Hard
The 2015 ceremony represented MTV lurching toward the center of a dialogue it’s less and less a part of. The prestige it keeps, it snatches.
What Other Hip-Hop Movies Should Hollywood Make After 'Straight Outta Compton'?
The success of 'Straight Outta Compton' could spark serious Hollywood interest in hip-hop biopics, but whose stories do we want to see the most?
Are We Done Hating The Kardashians?
Have the tides finally turned for pop culture’s sacrificial lambs?
How to Stay Safe at Shows and Battle the “Bystander Effect” in the Live Music Community
Because music should be an escape from the bullshit of the rest of the world, not an extension of it.
Meek Mill: Better Than Jay Z?
Meek Mill is bigger now than ever, and unafraid to publicly acknowledge it. Is the Philly rapper out of his mind? Maybe not.
Rihanna Is the Bad Bitch We Need and Her Tarantino-Style Revenge Porn for "BBHMM" Proves It
On the surface it's a grotesque revenge porn music video, but there's a lot more going on here than too much double denim and buckets of blood.
Hail Canada! An Ode to Metal from Up North
We had members of Fuck The Facts, KEN Mode, Mitochondrion, the Ross Bay Cult, and more weigh in on the best Canadian metal bands and why our neighbors to the North are so great at slaying riffs.
"The Other Woman" Inside Nina Simone: Why the High Priestess of Soul Is Making a Comeback
A new documentary takes a masterful look at the complicated duality of the legendary singer.
The Shifting Image of the Teenage Female Pop Star: How We Got from Britney Spears to Lorde
Female pop stars are embracing a punky grit and millennial darkness that is eclipsing the bubblegum pop of the past.
Code Orange’s ‘I Am King’ as an Anger Coping Mechanism
How the Pittsburgh hardcore band's 2014 release got me to confront my aggression.
Why I'm Breaking Up with Axl Rose... for Good
We are never, ever, EVER getting back together.