Sunday, June 16, 2019

Bop Shop: Songs From Sky Ferreira, Foster The People, Szjerdene, And More

I went back and forth over which song from Stray Kids's latest album, Clé 1: MIROH, to include on this week's list. In fact, I started writing this with "Victory Song" in mind — a confident, in-your-face track with an explosive EDM hook that boasts the kind of big energy we've come to expect from…

It’s Here: Taylor Swift Is Back And Bubblier Than Ever In New ‘ME!’ Video

The TS7 era has officially begun, and it's all about "ME!" Taylor Swift's much-hyped new single arrived on Friday (April 26) and features noted Swiftie Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco (because apparently once you bring Urie into a project, you'd better tack on some exclamation points as well). "ME!" is a bubbly, buoyant…

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"…

BTS And Halsey’s ‘Boy With Luv’ Is The Future Of Artist Collaborations

On Wednesday (April 17), BTS scored another major accomplishment when the Korean group made Time's list of the 100 most influential people of 2019. Singer Halsey — who is featured on the group's latest single, "Boy With Love" — penned a heartfelt note for the septet in honor of their latest career milestone. In it,…

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…

Social Media Has A Hate-Speech Problem — Why Won’t Companies Do Something About It?

By Lincoln Anthony Blades The March 15 terrorist attack on both the Al Noor mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, was the deadliest shooting in the nation's history, an act of white supremacist violence engineered to inflict maximum pain on the Muslim community, and go viral in the process. We know…

Shrill’s Annie Shouldn’t Be ‘Sorry’ For Simply Existing — And Neither Should You

One of the earliest scenes in Hulu's captivating new series Shrill finds our heroine Annie Easton (Aidy Bryant) watching a plus-sized woman confidently strut out ahead of her into the street as traffic appears to yield only to her. Annie, having been following the woman ever since her assertive sway and bold fashion choices caught her eye,…

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…

Bop Shop: Songs From Billie Eilish, Hozier, Tomorrow X Together, And More

I fell in love with AJR the first time I heard "Sober Up," a bittersweet plea to a loved one to help someone "feel something again," with a whimsical singsong chorus and some help from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo to bring it full circle as a track that felt like light pining for a relationship from…

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…
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Saudi buying new ballistic missile technology from China: report

Saudi Arabia has significantly escalated its ballistic missile programme by purchasing technology from China, according to a US media report. In a story published on Wednesday, broadcaster CNN said the United States government had obtained intelligence on the technology transfers, but the administration of US President Donald Trump did not initially share its knowledge with key members of Congress Jeff Stacey, a…

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