The legendary soul singer, who died at 76, leaves behind the definitive testament to the capabilities of the human voice.
The wide receivers, known as much for their off-the-field antics as their game-day accomplishments, challenged the NFL’s domineering mores.
The Hulu documentary by Bing Liu examines masculinity and trauma through the lens of three Illinois skateboarders.
Matt Thompson discusses how well movies and shows represent diverse experiences with the senior editor Gillian White and the culture writer Hannah Giorgis.
Matt Groening’s new Netflix series pushes the envelope, but not far enough.
The indie singer’s new album, Be the Cowboy, smartly considers what happens when emotions take over.
The soul singer was an architect of the civil-rights movement as much as a witness to it.
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” best captures the effect the Queen of Soul had on audiences worldwide.
The artist was unrivaled in her ability to shape her own work and image without bending to constraints.
A new exhibition in London, titled On the Wall, seeks to understand what the superstar—and, more importantly, what his image—meant to the world.
In a little town in Oaxaca, the sea is said to teach humans how to live and die.
The rapper emphasizes her smarts and ferocity on her fourth album, Queen, but to what end?
In recent works including Insecure, Sorry to Bother You, and BlacKkKlansman, sounding “real” is a tricky equation.
Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of the best-selling novel is both a step forward for Hollywood and a throwback to the classic high-society comedy.
Why eavesdrops, hot mics, and other unorthodox recordings are such a staple feature of the 45th presidency
Alfred Brendel’s essays about Beethoven, Schubert, and many others are deeply relevant to performers and amateur listeners alike.
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Peering into the secrets of Louisa May Alcott’s real life sheds light on her treasured coming-of-age tale.
John Correia wants you to prepare for the worst day of your life.
Susan Jacobs, the music supervisor of the HBO series, explains why Led Zeppelin became the protagonist’s voice of escape.
A young generation of artists is winning prizes, acclaim, and legions of readers while exploring identity in new ways.
The Amazon three-parter is a star-studded but ponderous tale about toxic family dysfunction.