Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' Is a Masterclass on Radical Disruption

Beyoncé, arguably the biggest star in the world, interrupted the largely white crowd at Coachella with a celebration of Black academia.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
this is fine

Screaming to Pop Music on Drives Saves Me From the Hell That Is My Mind

All I need is Dua Lipa, my car, and maybe a vape, and I can pull myself out of a spiral over a girl not texting me back.
Jill Gutowitz
Myth Understood

Dusty Springfield Is Queer History's Forgotten Icon

The legendary British singer who fell in love with American R&B was also a queer icon; an aspect of her identity that is often overlooked.
Christobel Hastings

I Stopped Trying to Make Sex a Performance and Started Loving Myself

I wonder what it would be like to just be natural, without pretending to be your “best,” “hottest” self to a partner.
Aluna Francis
The Survey

Bilingual Pop Sensation Empress Of Loves Memes and Linkin Park

The musician behind the new album "Us" answers our quick-fire survey about astrology, insecurities, and songs that make her cry.
Zing Tsjeng
The Survey

Ari Lennox on DC Cheesesteaks, The Sims, and Sad Disney Movies

The Dreamville singer answers quick-fire questions about her upcoming debut album, favorite throwback songs, and food vices.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark

Megan Thee Stallion and the Persistence of Music Journalism's Misogyny

A recently resurfaced interview with Megan Thee Stallion by music industry figure DJ Smallz focuses on her childhood bodily development instead of her career as an up-and-coming rapper.
Shamira Ibrahim

Solange Turned to Her High School Jazz Band for 'When I Get Home'

The singer went back to her hometown of Houston and tapped her old crew for a deeply personal album about celebrating life.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark

Solange Gave Us 'When I Get Home' After A Frustrating Black History Month

After a Black History Month filled with societal strife, Solange’s new music is a salve of Black sisterhood, resilience, and power.
Bianca Betancourt
sexual assault

Prosecuting R. Kelly Is More Difficult Than It Sounds

An attorney who worked on R. Kelly's child pornography defense team shares why it may be an uphill battle to prosecute the controversial singer.
Tiffany Walden

Music Festival That Banned Cisgender Men Found Guilty of Discrimination

Statement Festival—a music event for cis women, nonbinary and transgender people—was found in violation Sweden's laws on gender-based discrimination.
Zing Tsjeng
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I Made Peace With My Body on a Sweaty Dance Floor

On a dance floor, I realized that I can use my mind not to punish myself, but to invite a special brand of silence to make room for celebration.​
Kimberly Drew