Music

What We Lose When Music Divas Become Movie Stars

 When pop stars turn to film, they’re at the whims of mostly male directors who squander their visionary talent.

Whitewashed History: The “Loud” Podcast Amplifies Reggaeton’s Overlooked Black Roots

Ivy Queen’s insightful podcast “Loud” examines reggaeton’s past, present, and future. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through December

This month we listened to Tierra Whack, Alicia Keys, ZOLA, and more. Read more »

Being Alive: How Sondheim Made Space for Queer and Trans People

Stephen Sondheim reminded queer and trans people that they can be complicated and messy, but still worthy of love. Read more »

King Isis Bends Both Gender and Genre

“Music has been there for me even when I couldn’t be there for myself,” says the singer. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through November

Get emotionally vulnerable with releases from Adele, Lotic, Summer Walker, and more. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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