From museums to Meryl Streep, the discussion around culture creators’ responses to Trump often misses the point.
A mix of patriotic balladeers and apolitical acts will take the stage on Thursday and Friday.
Brit Marling discusses the folklore and real-life research that went into her trippy Netflix series.
Entertainment tycoon Philip Anschutz’s politics were never a secret. Why only now is there a billionaire-businessman backlash?
The president’s farewell speech evoked a flawed American icon—perhaps to remind America of the best version of itself.
The actress “couldn’t have chosen a worse sport to represent American provincialism,” says the author of a book on mixed martial arts.
The combative rap duo’s jumbo-sized third album sees the world catching up with their say-anything, burn-it-all-and-start-again style.
The OA, Westworld, Stranger Things, and other recent works toy with the idea of multiple realities—and bring the thrill of new religion.
Her botched New Year’s performance had something for everyone.
From “Formation” onwards, the singer tried to build bridges while celebrating her identity—and revealed just how divided the country is.
As stars avoid inauguration bookings, the president-elect tries to divide America’s population from its popular culture.
The induction class is a buffet of various kinds of uncool, made more perplexing by the disco band Chic’s 11th snub.
The rapper disagrees with the president-elect on issues, but he loves his style.
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He didn’t attend the ceremony, but he did make a statement about the difference between making art and analyzing it.
The HBO drama’s newly released soundtrack is a memory-teasing good time.
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The HBO drama’s finale hinted at a dark, meta message.
Turning the hit musical into a pop album highlights the romance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s songs.
The singer’s first post-breakout album is even slicker and more ’80s-indebted than his last—though also strangely conflicted.