Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Blackpink Revolution, As Explained By 6 Superfans

By Emlyn Travis To a casual New Yorker passing by the Ed Sullivan Theater on February 11, the crowd of people huddled across the street from the stage door of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was a not-so-subtle hint that someone popular was visiting the late-night talk show. But the celebrities creating such furor…

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep: A Complete Breakdown From Finneas O’Connell

This fuzzy, jazzy ballad takes musical cues from Feist and Frank Sinatra, but its lyrical inspiration is all Finneas and Billie's. "Neither of us do any drugs, and growing up, we just had a lot of friends who really enjoyed being inebriated and smoking a lot," the producer explained. "We'd end up at these house…

Us Composer Michael Abels Talks How ‘I Got 5 On It’ Shaped The End...

Jordan Peele's Us is more tension than horror. The box office-hit follows Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) and her family’s terrifying journey as the four come face to face with their doppelgängers — referred to as the “tethered” in the film. There’s the imposing copy of father Gabe (Winston Duke), all brute force and flared nostrils; a…

BTS Look To The Past To Move Forward With ‘Boy With Luv’ Teaser Featuring...

Before they were international superstars, BTS were just a group of immature boys in luv. Now, a few years older — and wiser — the Korean septet are on the cusp of dropping what could be their biggest release yet. On Sunday (April 7), BTS announced the lead single from their forthcoming mini album, Map of…

Native Son Gets An Afropunk Update In Rashid Johnson’s Modern ‘Reinterpretation’

By Jourdain Searles Richard Wright’s Native Son, first published in 1940, is a landmark work in the canon of African-American literature. It’s surprising then that the story has only been adapted to the screen twice: first in 1951 with author Wright playing the lead, and again in 1986 with actor Victor Love taking on the…

Khalid Tells Us How He Grew Up, Wised Up, And Took Risks For New...

In the two years since Khalid's American Teen launched him from El Paso obscurity to Top 40 prodigy, he's toured the world, earned a VMA and five Grammy nominations, dropped his Suncity EP, and lent his leathery voice to a handful of A-list collaborations. He's also had two birthdays, meaning the "young, dumb, and broke"…

Khalid’s Last Two Years Have Been All About Evolution

Khalid is out to re-define rhythm and blues music for the second time in two years – something that should be borderline impossible for someone who's only 21 years old. But his sophomore studio album Free Spirit comes out on Friday (April 5) and it'll surely exist at the intersections of country, pop, funk, rhythm, blues, red,…

Joker Trailer Gives Us A Chilling First Look At Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince Of...

Forget what you may have heard: Todd Phillips' Joker isn't what you're expecting. "It's a tragedy," the director told attendees at this year's CinemaCon on Tuesday (April 2) before debuting the very first teaser trailer for the DC Films flick. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as failed stand up comedian Arthur Fleck — before he becomes Gotham's resident Clown Prince…

The Latest Avengers: Endgame Teaser Is The Most Emotional Yet

Earth's mightiest heroes have joined forces once more for an explosive final round, and we're as here for it as any self-respecting Avengers fan can be. Marvel dropped another surprise Avengers: Endgame teaser on Tuesday (April 2), with a whole new round of new footage that hopefully isn't a bunch of footage strewn together to…

Drake, Snoop Dogg, And More Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle was an icon, not only in his native Los Angeles but around the world. The rapper — who was tragically shot and killed Sunday (March 31) outside of his Marathon clothing store — inspired countless with his authentic street stories and inspirational, entrepreneurial raps. Off wax, Nipsey's community efforts and business acumen made him a…
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From Cardi B To Kim Petras, Christian Cowan Empowers Women Through...

By Evan Ross Katz "Christian Cowan really brought Ms. Bellum to life… I’m screaming," one Twitter user remarked. Some also caught the references to HIM, the flamboyant demon that regularly wreaked havoc on the people of Townsville. And of course there was the opener, featuring fully realized, high-sparkle versions of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. Less…

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