Music

Queen Shit: Lil’ Kim Celebrates 25 Years as Rap’s OG Doll

Lil’ Kim’s personas have long been a point of contention among many hip hop listeners concerned with women’s representation in the genre.

Taylor’s Version: How Swift Created a Roadmap for Young Women in Pop

The intentionality of her rereleased albums only further cements what fans have known for almost two decades: Taylor Swift is nothing if not strategic about how she tells her story. Read more »

6 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through October

Press play on Dua Saleh’s infectious beats, Esperanza Spalding’s therapeutic vocals, and Kari Faux’s undeniable self-confidence. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through September

Kacey Musgraves exposed her failed marriage, Yebba addressed family tragedy, and Lil Nas X released his triumphant debut. Read more »

Sun Worshiper: Lorde Doesn’t Want to be a Messiah—or Does She?

She doesn’t want to be a messiah; she wants to be a devotee. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through August

As summer winds down, new releases from artists such as Cleo Sol, Billie Eilish, and Tinashe will hit the spot. Read more »

20 Years Later, Aaliyah’s Musical Legacy Is Still Untouchable

She is still the patron saint of R&B-pop, a genre that emerged during the late ’90s and early aughts. Read more »

Pains of Fame: Billie Eilish Comes Into Her Own

In spite of everything, Billie Eilish has managed to retain her sense of self. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through July

These feminist-tinged albums are all in their feelings. Read more »

Chasing Amy: Amy Winehouse’s Life—and Death—in the Media Glare

Not much has changed in the decade since Winehouse passed. Read more »

“Planet Her” Cements Doja Cat’s Pop Reign

“Planet Her” is a thrilling ride into Doja Cat’s mesmerizingly eccentric world. Read more »

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