Artists are shaping the gun-violence discourse, and the fascinating reaction to their political speech has demonstrated the specific reach they can have.
A new documentary explores the original organizers’ ingenuity and naïveté, revealing the exact reason the concert is unreproducible.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the director’s ninth film, rates as his least bloody—and when mayhem erupts, it’s to draw a line between fiction and reality.
The Big Day, the artist’s latest album, doesn’t just describe his happily-ever-after life: It evangelizes it.
The rapper’s supporters see a story of racism. The president sees a story about immigration.
The Gift, a companion album for the rebooted Disney film, sees the superstar connecting to “something way bigger.” What is it?
The Netflix show all along portrayed the Fab Five as superhuman helpers, but in Season 4 it deepens their images.
The criminal case alleging the actor assaulted a busboy in 2016 has been dropped. But #MeToo is more than a reckoning taking place in court.
The strummer’s No. 6 Collaborations Project reveals the blend of sentimentality, humblebragging, and hip-hop swiping that has powered his success.
With a new version of “Higher Love,” the EDM star Kygo reworks a 1990 Whitney Houston vocal into a pool-party jam both of its time and out of it.
Federal indictments in Chicago and New York allege racketeering, witness tampering, and the illegal transportation of minors for sex—and the singer’s supposed crimes were not committed alone.
A graphic depiction of violence has served mostly to offend survivors of such violence.
The artist’s open letter about the sale of her former record label portrays a business matter as a story of bullying and virtue—and others involved have used similarly moralizing rhetoric.
The subconscious is an overdone subject, but the Radiohead singer’s sleep-focused solo album, Anima, is packed with fresh, freaky ideas.
Riots and parades have made LGBTQ people visible. But a new anthology of writings from before, during, and after Stonewall shows the inward changes as more essential.
The great dance band’s seventh album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, delivers pleasure while questioning it.
Titus Andronicus’s An Obelisk roars against society, but the front man Patrick Stickles explains that it also represents a journey of self-understanding.
Gay men once developed codes to ensure safety in the hunt for sex. Can they help #MeToo do the same?
The singer’s pro-gay single strangely compares her struggles with fame to more dangerous kinds of persecution.
The Boss’s latest solo album, Western Stars, falls into the great tradition of using cowboy America less as a specific place and more as a cultural myth.