On Monday, I wondered whether the surprising Kanye West track released on New Year’s Day was meant to signal that…
Mysterious and gorgeous, his 25th album obsesses over ego.
MTV’s new show offers a reminder that stories about other worlds need to feel at least somewhat new.
“Facts” has him returning to the hip-hop fray after a year of ignoring it.
No one is quite sure what the most rewritable holiday song means.
Allegations against the singer are making headlines again. But 2015 has shown how little headlines sometimes matter.
When is cinematic recycling too much?
Breakups can happen anytime. But holiday breakups are special.
This is music that wants to do everything, and succeeds.
It’s the nativity story, retold during the Cold War.
When your own happiness hurts others, what do you do?
Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin has gone to the notorious “pharma bro,” who seems to be looking for companionship.
On A Head Full of Dreams, they’ve lost even the ability to excite with gentleness.
He deserves to. But Academy members would have to overcome their historic bias against hip-hop, as well as against music that won't play well at Starbucks.
The Leftovers’ Justin Theroux talks about matters of life and death in the show’s second-season finale.
In the second-season finale, Kevin tried once again to get back to his family.
The Stone Temple Pilots singer, now dead at 48, brought an old idea of rock stardom to a new era.
Like it or not, their halftime booking is a reminder they're the biggest youngish rock band going.
Yesterday, I wrote that Major Lazer’s “Lean On” is probably the most 2015 song of 2015: not only the most…