In its 15th go-around, the New York City Winter Jazzfest featured newly mature musical hybrids and a refreshing number of women artists getting their due.
The influential electronic musician’s fourth album, Assume Form, embraces pop sentimentality with mixed results.
Remind Me Tomorrow, the Brooklyn singer’s fifth album, bustles with the feeling of disconnection conquered.
The artists’ 2013 duet, “Do What U Want,” was made because of, not in spite of, its creepy subtext—as are more and more works in the wake of #MeToo.
A Lifetime series that examines long-standing abuse allegations against the singer—and the continued support he has received despite them—contains an uncomfortable truth.
The upset Golden Globes victory of one music drama over another hints at which is the more comforting retelling of the same rock-and-roll narrative.
A new Lifetime docuseries about the artist’s alleged abuses pointedly homes in on a network of enablers in his immediate circles and his fan base.
From Lauryn Hill to Cameron Post to Tara Westover, 2018 repeatedly asked the question, What does it mean to teach a person to surrender?
Sixty years ago, Stan Freberg’s satirical song “Green Christmas” angered advertisers for partaking in an age-old American tradition: criticizing the commercialism of the season.
The cultural effects of Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li,” Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry,” Mitski’s “Nobody,” and more
The composer Nicholas Britell discusses the organic process of collaborating with the director Barry Jenkins on the film’s lush and evocative score.
In a plea for his estranged wife’s forgiveness at her own concert, the Migos rapper is taking advantage of the cultural weight that’s on his side.
As his wildly successful one-man Broadway show comes to Netflix, one thing is clear: Under his tutelage, everything makes sense.
Kanye West’s ugly feud with Drake touches on important topics—but it mostly started as neighborhood drama.
The pop idol is part of a refreshingly forward-thinking class that includes Radiohead, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, and Def Leppard.
Selections from Megan Thee Stallion, Florence + the Machine, Metallica, and more
The hip-hop boom and the talent of women are finally being recognized with more nods. But will the trophies follow?
Sure, they’re pop stars playing parts. Yes, sexism allows him to dress down. But isn’t his schlumpy outfit also saying something about her spectacular one?
Revealing its meaning in fragments, the album Some Rap Songs asks when to speak and when to be silent.
A new book shows that many of the director’s musical achievements were the result of unrecognized collaboration.