The generation that grew up with Rebecca Black’s “Friday” isn’t just nostalgic for that novelty tune—it’s making music inspired by it.
The kink-at-Pride debate shows that the queer movement has grown in exactly the way it should.
Two decades later, Radiohead’s experimental Amnesiac might be the band’s best record.
A wave of young musicians is reclaiming the pop culture of the 2000s—and reckoning with the era’s dark side.
Olivia Rodrigo’s sharp debut album, Sour, confirms that metaphor and ambiguity are so last generation.
The artist’s new record—and the accidental controversy it caused—shows how mysteriousness can be a kind of defensiveness.
The Tesla CEO’s SNL performance was neither redemptive nor entertaining. But it served a classic purpose: glossing over his real power.
The singer’s rerecording of her second album makes a statement about her past—and delivers a blow to her rivals.
The rapper, who has died at age 50, used his gruff voice to project strength—even as he spoke honestly about human weakness.
In a long career that included Arrested Development, Jessica Walter, who’s now dead at 80, showed how playing lovably hateable was an art form.
The latest in a line of revealing pop documentaries, Dancing With the Devil shares the brutal details of Demi Lovato’s drug overdose—even though sharing brings its own risks.
The show has a tradition of white artists dedicating their awards to their Black peers who lost.
The beautifully made HBO/Channel 4 miniseries about gay men in 1980s London can’t help but show the way that tragedies become tropes.
It’s time for a walk. Liven it up with a peppy playlist of an hour of new music, chosen for you by our music writer.
After saying a racial slur and being exiled from radio, Morgan Wallen has become only more popular. What’s going on?
Hyperpop could become the countercultural sound of the 2020s.
Released 10 years ago, “Born This Way” made unity sound defiant.
Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd.
The Scottish producer Sophie, who died at age 34, created addictive sounds that seemed to live inside the listener’s head.
Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit, “Drivers License,” implies a world of characters—and inspires listeners to role-play as them.