The Fences Best Supporting Actress testified to art’s ability to tell the stories of regular people.
Did the prank with “Gary from Chicago” and his band of tourists humble Hollywood—or just condescend?
In “American Bitch,” Hannah confronts an author accused of sexual misconduct—and sees how her own past fits into a larger system.
His team-up with Calvin Harris and Migos on "Slide" scrambles some expectations, but mostly just sounds like summer.
She can’t seem to get her music or politics evaluated without a mention of her supposed rival Taylor Swift.
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.