The 12 Years a Slave director’s video installation Ashes highlights that death is narrative but existence is not.
Sweden’s Jens Lekman brings a writerly eye and disco uplift to a new decade on Life Will See You Now.
The first season of HBO’s Vatican dramedy portrayed a journey from amplifying suffering to easing it.
Katy Perry tentatively tried out political messaging while A Tribe Called Quest loudly denounced the president.
The 25 singer broke her trophy in two for Lemonade, the latest black visionary work sidelined in favor of a white traditionalist one.
Adele swept the awards, but gave credit to Beyoncé.
Her single “Chained to the Rhythm” is a cheerfully depressing indictment of not only Trump but all of society.
This year’s show will be a forum for new talent, Beyoncé, and possible anti-Trump protest.
The No. 1 album in the country is from a trio of Atlanta rappers whose dizzying coordination sounds deceptively simple.
Her dazzling halftime show didn’t explicitly address politics but still delivered big messages.
Beyoncé’s announcement both feeds and disrupts the tabloid-pregnancy ecosystem, says the author of Pregnant With the Stars.
The singer announced she’d be having twins with an image that broke social-media records—and fit into a long visual lineage.
And will she make a statement about Donald Trump?
Drake, Justin Bieber, and Kanye West may skip the show because of its “irrelevance”—which is to say its lack of inclusivity.
Two legends of music-video history are back with sci-fi visions.
New albums from Austra, Japandroids, and The xx imagine personal and political utopias.
The show is funny because it's about the power of humor—and the absurdities of faith.
Her mention of “blowing up the White House” at the Women’s March on Washington was a classic moment for her—and for the new president’s team.
Acts like 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, and the Piano Guys offered the comfort of looking backwards.
No modern Republican commander-in-chief has featured a poet at their swearing-in ceremony, and it appears neither will Trump.