The debut of the digitized diva on The Voice was scrapped for not looking good enough—an unfortunately temporary problem.
C. Winter Han, the author of a book on Asian American gay men, analyzes the RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Kim Chi.
Even if she doesn’t have to record with Dr. Luke anymore, his company still can do things like stop her from performing at the Billboard Awards.
The uplifting Coloring Book makes profound use of Millennial nostalgia.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Book of the Stranger,” the fourth episode of the sixth season.
The new album from the “All About That Bass” singer is the sound of an era of pop and Internet discourse folding back in on itself.
The controversial rapper’s final (for now) racist freakout exemplifies the worst Internet behavior.
The band’s beautiful but difficult ninth album is as much sculpture as it is a song collection.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss ‘Oathbreaker,’ the third episode of the sixth season.
Anohni’s Hopelessness protests America’s sins by pretending to celebrate them.
Both Views and Lemonade complicate the idea of conquering adversity—in very different ways.
A claymation video with a grim plot line accompanies a blessedly straightforward if nerve-wracking tune.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Home,” the second episode of the sixth season.
“U With Me?”, an early standout from his album Views, returns to the rich topic of exes in text messages.
The “Boycott Beyoncé” merchandise on sale at her concerts affords her a new kind of appeal.
With subtle songwriting, confessional lyrics, and deeply rooted politics, her new album recognizes the power of the body—and its limits.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Red Woman,” the first episode of the sixth season.
How to reconcile his later conservatism with the sexual liberation he stood for earlier in life?
The rock star, dead at 57, lived such a blazingly distinctive life as preparation for the day that has now arrived.
The Harmony Korine-directed “Needed Me” has the pop star killing a man yet again.