The acclaimed depiction of gay romance forgoes politics and doesn’t mention AIDS—but there are hints at a broader, darker context for its story.
The rapper’s attempts to troll Donald Trump come at the end of a year of political pop, some of it as clunky as his.
An unlikely, controversial relationship didn’t seem so unlikely to a certain segment of Force Awakens viewers.
Cuts from LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z, and more
Rian Johnson’s sensational Star Wars film recognizes that to keep an old franchise vital, you have to break its rules.
The Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe also made it in a less-than-forward-looking induction class.
Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber’s followers, and the One Direction diaspora succeeded with PG, easy-listening pop.
Top picks from a year of personal stories, protest songs, and escapism
Whether landing magazine covers or making political statements, stars are avoiding the scrutiny of traditional interviews.
Songs of Experience, the band’s 14th album, offers unsolicited therapy to the nation.
The hip-hop mogul’s public righteousness pushed two women to tell stories of his alleged mistreatment of them in the ’90s.
The experimentalist pairs airy flutes with harsh electronica in her latest album, as she explores how music and love intertwine.
The actor Jeffrey Tambor may leave the show, but his accusers don’t want to undo what his character stood for.
If All I Was Was Black, the soul legend’s third album with Jeff Tweedy, is a world-wise call for empathy and change.
The rapper—who died at the age of 21—fused hip-hop, emo, and a magnetic persona that earned him legions of fans in a short time.
The editor Jann Wenner has been accused of trading work for sex—as a new book describes his “jovial sexual harassment” and other forms of self-gratification.
The singer’s hugely anticipated new album nestles moments of lovelorn bliss among chaos, noise, and trend chasing.
The country-music ceremony mostly focused on uplift, unity, and maintaining the status quo in the face of tragedy.
A cease-and-desist letter to a blogger earned rebuke from the ACLU and attention to the star’s white-supremacist following.
The sexual-assault accusations against the actor are part of a broader social reckoning with the dynamics of abuse.