“Homecoming” Homework: 7 Books to Read after Watching Beyoncé’s Epic Documentary

Homecoming is so much more than just pop culture; it’s a masterclass on “schoolin’ life.”

BitchTapes: Asian and Asian American Rock Stars

This week’s BitchTapes features feminist music by artists of Asian or Asian American heritage.  Read more »

Digitizing the Dead is Capitalism’s Next Ghoulish Move

When celebrities, especially musicians, die, fans rightfully grieve for them, but what happens when mourning marries capitalism? Read more »

Gimme a Beat!: Janet Jackson’s Induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Is Finally Here

As Janet sings on “Rhythm Nation”: “No struggle, no progress.” Read more »

9 Questions with The Greeting Committee’s Addie Sartino

Addie Sartino on songwriting, role models, and advice for young musicians Read more »

Here For a Black Planet: Solange’s new album sparks nostalgia for a pioneering social-media platform

Solange’s partnership with BlackPlanet feels like its own homecoming. Read more »

BitchTapes: Broke

The music industry has broken Emmy Wildwood down so many times. Read more »

Fumbling toward Ecstasy with a Self-Love Soundtrack

I realized I had been wrong about self-pleasure. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pleasure

Andrea Silva mines personal experience, the melodrama of Colombian telenovelas, and growing up singing at funerals from a young age to create music imbued with a hazy melancholy that explores love, sensuality, and femininity. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pro-Choice Anthems

Given the onslaught of anti-choice legislation, this playlist is right on time. Read more »

“Surviving R. Kelly” Serves Up a Toxic Cocktail of Misogynoir and Masculinity

When Black girls are expected to avoid predators, while white girls are expected to be protected from them, that’s misogynoir. Read more »

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