Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Passenger,” the final episode of Season 2.
The rock band’s Bad Witch completes a trilogy of terse, inventive, post-Trump blasts of rage.
The rapper’s new album, Post Traumatic, insists that the music go on, nearly one year after the death of his Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Vanishing Point,” the ninth episode of Season 2.
With Everything Is Love, pop’s biggest couple celebrates itself—and its significance to America.
In Season 2 of Netflix’s reboot, gay lifestyle advice has less to do with sexuality than with self-definition.
On the highlights of two recent albums—Ye and Kids See Ghosts—the rapper reaches across genres to redefine “freedom” again and again.
He was one of 21st-century pop culture’s few figures to argue persuasively for an assailed and slippery concept: realness.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Kiksuya,” the eighth episode of Season 2.
The experimental musician’s powerful debut album, Soil, blends gospel and the gothic.
Amid a wave of new tributes to the queer art of voguing, Ryan Murphy’s FX show struggles to capture the subculture’s energy.
The president is even further from the definition than Alanis Morissette was.
The company’s quickly abandoned stance against misbehavior is a sign that the record industry still doesn’t want to police the ethics of its stars.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Les Écorchés,” the seventh episode of Season 2.
Amid a few gripping moments, the rapper’s eighth album all-too-briefly glances at politics and mental health.
Four Atlantic staffers discuss hip-hop’s vicious and messy brawl of the moment and how the art of the diss track has evolved.
The sitcom star’s racist tweet ended a show that fashioned Trump’s appeal as largely economic and national unity as within reach.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Phase Space,” the sixth episode of Season 2.
Steven Hyden’s book Twilight of the Gods argues that the appeal of the now-dwindling Baby Boomer guitar gods was only ever personal.
Star Wars’ first woke robot, L3-37, speaks to the film’s revolutionary themes—and to pop culture’s anxiety around artificial intelligence.