The FX series’ sixth season is staging mockumentaries within mockumentaries in its exploration of reality, perception, and gore.
Ten years after Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough release, the singer’s powerfully self-critical point of view stands alone.
By ridiculing Kid Cudi’s substance use and depression, he proves how much guts his rival had in fighting stigmas.
Tom Hanks’s Doug has a lot in common with “Black Jeopardy” contestants—except, of course, for politics.
Her “personal” comeback album uses retro references in songs that don’t quite communicate what makes her special.
The PBS documentary is less a behind-the-scenes glimpse than a social primer on why Broadway’s biggest smash matters.
You Want It Darker gravely and beautifully accepts God and mortality.
Guitar rock, rap, and electronic music will compete for induction again.
SNL and pop culture pay loving disrespect to Donald Trump’s wife.
All Stars 2 crowned the show’s ultimate fan as its winner—but plenty of fans aren’t thrilled about it.
USA’s new supernatural drama has overlearned the lessons of an era where internet clue-hunting can prop up a show.
The Swedish Academy hasn’t redefined “literature.” It’s simply praised the written byproduct of a musical career.
Death Cab for Cutie and Aimee Mann have promisingly kicked off 30 days of anti-Trump songs.
Beyoncé and Jay Z might use lewd language, but they don't condone sexual assault.
Revolution Radio is a short and catchy blend of political anger and personal wistfulness.
Checking himself into rehab, the performer told fans that he’s been “living a lie”—and set an example of honesty.
The singer’s anti-body-shaming crusade has gone to impolite places.
Atrocity Exhibition is part of a wave of rap albums powerfully confessing to emotional struggle—while trying not to glorify it.
NBC’s new thriller about time-travel is a hokey blast.
The influential indie singer’s experimental third album is at its best when it lets humanity shine through the noise.