The Enduring Legacy of the Pocahontas Myth—Gregory D. Smithers delves into the history of misperceptions of the Native American icon, which continue to shape the cultural image of indigenous peoples today.
Remembering Chuck Berry—David A. Graham looks back on the career of the rock ’n’ roll pioneer, who died at the age of 90.
More Life Is Another Smart Career Swerve for Drake—Spencer Kornhaber parses the significance of why the Toronto rapper’s new music is called a “playlist” rather than an “album.”
Kendrick Lamar Will Battle Until the Apocalypse—Spencer Kornhaber unpacks the Compton rapper’s newest song “The Heart Part 4,” which hints at a fourth album and also takes aim at rivals.
Drake’s Playful More Life and the Limits of Ambition—Spencer Kornhaber listens to the rapper’s latest, globe-spanning project.
The Timely Comforts of Craig Finn’s We All Want the Same Things—Spencer Kornhaber reviews the Hold Steady singer’s new album.
Sympathy for the Con Man—Emily Harnett examines the evolution of the trickster figure in American pop culture from the 1840s to contemporary TV shows and movies.
T2 Trainspotting: Older, Scarcely Wiser—Christopher Orr revels in the nostalgia of the new sequel to Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult classic.