Jon M. Chu, the director of In the Heights and Wicked, is finding a new edge in an old genre.
Two decades later, Radiohead’s experimental Amnesiac might be the band’s best record.
A wave of young musicians is reclaiming the pop culture of the 2000s—and reckoning with the era’s dark side.
Olivia Rodrigo’s sharp debut album, Sour, confirms that metaphor and ambiguity are so last generation.
Twenty years ago, fashion lost the visionary designer—and prophet—behind P-Funk and Kiss.
The artist’s new record—and the accidental controversy it caused—shows how mysteriousness can be a kind of defensiveness.
John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” had an unlikely resonance across Asia 50 years ago. Today his ode to West Virginia conjures a different type of longing.
The singer’s rerecording of her second album makes a statement about her past—and delivers a blow to her rivals.
The rapper, who has died at age 50, used his gruff voice to project strength—even as he spoke honestly about human weakness.
The HBO documentary Tina gives the singer the last say on a life that was, for long periods, out of her own hands.
The latest in a line of revealing pop documentaries, Dancing With the Devil shares the brutal details of Demi Lovato’s drug overdose—even though sharing brings its own risks.
The show has a tradition of white artists dedicating their awards to their Black peers who lost.
After saying a racial slur and being exiled from radio, Morgan Wallen has become only more popular. What’s going on?
Caroline Shaw is often cited as proof that the genre has an exciting future.
The artist’s first release from her re-recording project is much more than a nostalgia play. It’s a love letter.
Released 10 years ago, “Born This Way” made unity sound defiant.
Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd.
The Scottish producer Sophie, who died at age 34, created addictive sounds that seemed to live inside the listener’s head.
Fifty years ago, the Queen of Rock seized her crown—and sparked her rebirth—with her fiery rendition of “Proud Mary.”
Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit, “Drivers License,” implies a world of characters—and inspires listeners to role-play as them.