The 2016 VMAs gave over long stretches of airtime for pop culture’s 1 percent to flaunt their power—and politics.
Her ninth album, Glory, puts pop’s sex obsession in a new, fluffier context.
All Stars 2 giddily celebrates the golden age of a brilliantly silly show.
Both—and the confusion over Frank Ocean’s album title is sign of a wider rebellion from the artist-against-music-industry conventions.
Intensely emotional and uncompromising, the singer’s long-awaited new album meditates on the passage of time.
The singer’s album is not the one that’s been promised, but there’s plenty to dig into nonetheless.
The HBO miniseries portrays religious hatred as just one ever-multiplying cause and effect of injustice.
Rogue One’s heir to R2-D2 appears appears to be humorless, far from cute, and very fascinating.
Her bizarre description of Aboriginal Australians emerged shortly after Vanessa Beecroft’s bizarre statements about black people.
Chevrolet’s marketing campaign is the culmination of a truthiness-in-advertising trend.
Baz Luhrmann’s grandiose new Netflix show hums with cinematic magic but has a real interest in the conditions rap rose from.
Chance the Rapper, Sia, and others bring their inspirational A-Games.
The finale of the Bachelor satire cut away some of the distracting villains of the show, demonstrating that its core appeal remains intact.
Lemonade and The Life of Pablo showcase surprisingly conservative ideals about the seriousness and irreversibility of wedlock.
His hugely hyped new album had another false release date, but his week of construction left a lot to puzzle over.
In Nine Inch Nails’ catalogue of gloriously spittle-flecked airings of self-pity, only “Something I Can Never Have,” off…
“Faint of Heart” and “BWU” put some familiar tropes in an untraditional context.
Whatever he ends up building on his streaming video, he’s also asking for patience—and attention to the tactile.
She endorsed a fittingly feminine, pro-compassion sci-fi classic while introducing her mother at the DNC.
Sia’s new No. 1 hit is the song of the summer the world needs.