Two recent hip-hop controversies show how hard it can be to discuss substance abuse and other fatal trends without offending.
The end of the singer’s relationship with Pete Davidson, coming after the death of her ex Mac Miller, complicates her message of overcoming.
In the film, Bradley Cooper’s Jackson believes Lady Gaga’s Ally is betraying her authenticity, a concept long critiqued by the pop star-cum-actress.
On their new album Trench, the popular rock band Twenty One Pilots questions how society deals with celebrity tragedy.
The pop star’s new documentary shows the difficulty she faced in bringing attention to violence in Sri Lanka, but she hasn’t given up the cause.
The rapper’s long-awaited album captures a sense of hard-earned triumph—and dread.
The rhetoric around the Supreme Court nominee pits a “Boy Scout” persona against a “frat guy.” But #MeToo has shown the limits of such labels.
On her new album, Christine and the Queens makes the gender revolution hummable.
An alleged witness to the rape attempt the Supreme Court nominee stands accused of has opined about rowdy-young-male behavior for years.
The director of a famously chaotic Oscars injected some surprise into an otherwise dull awards show.
The eighth season, Apocalypse, looks to be a dull feat of recycling.
From the doctor’s office to the pop charts, the CBS chief Les Moonves’s desires and grudges reportedly took a variety of less obvious tolls.
The 26-year-old rapper had a relatable voice, adventuresome sound, and an interest in life’s hardest struggles.
Spiritualized’s And Nothing Hurt sees the venerated space-rock act inflate weariness into something gorgeous.
The actress has responded to allegations against her by trying to proclaim a new era of the movement to stop sexual misconduct. But a more productive evolution would decenter celebrities like her.
The rapper’s surprise new album, Kamikaze, insults those who’ve leached away his buzz—but also reiterates what their appeal is.
Bloom, the second album from the aspiring pop star, puts a modest, queer twist on familiar formulas.
As the once-ubiquitous pop producer accused of abuse by Kesha continues his court battle against her, the appealing new voice of Kim Petras sells his songs.
When one legend of pop camp covers another, the results are preposterous—and weirdly moving.
The singer’s new album Sweetener semi-successfully upends pop’s usual approach to scale and tension.