Music

“Framing Britney Spears” Is a Portrait of a Pop Star on Fire

Framing Britney Spears is a clear indictment of society’s stigmatization of mental illness.

#FreeBritney Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

For the disability community, this movement could result in major changes to a system that has been taken at face value. Read more »

BitchTapes: Immigrant Dreaming

Greisa Martínez Rosas outlines some of the songs that have helped guide her ethos as an organizer and a movement leader. Read more »

What the T.I. and Tiny Abuse Allegations Reveal about Hip Hop and Power

We don’t live in a society where the abused get justice. Read more »

Get Your Freak On: “Heaux Tales” Reclaims the Erotic

We all have heaux tales to share. Read more »

Distinctive Footprint: Women Ran Rap in 2020

The Grammy nominations failed to acknowledge the most dynamic force in hip hop this year: women. Read more »

No One Can Escape Diet Culture—Even Lizzo

Bodies detox themselves, and no amount of supplements, smoothies, or apple cider vinegar do more than our own bodies naturally do to regulate us. Read more »

Short Shelf Life: For Women in Hip Hop, Aging Is a Heavy Burden

Men may have been able to eclipse ageism, but women in hip hop are still obscured by it. Read more »

Comrade Britney, Our Patron Saint of Millennial Woes

In these dystopian times, Britney Spears has become a symbol of the ongoing discussion about abolition and liberation from oppression. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Songs I Nurtured

Drew Dixon’s indelible impact on music has been overshadowed by the narrative of her trauma. Read more »

Billie Eilish’s Body Is Not Ours to Claim

“I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen.” Read more »

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