Music

License to Feel: “SOUR” Highlights the Unique Wisdom of Teen Girls

Rodrigo’s practice of sitting intently with her messy emotions—whether on her bathroom floor or in her car—seems like a metaphor for the recent seasons of quarantine.

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through May

As always, music provides a much-needed escape from the confusion of our current times. Read more »

All Grown Up: The Triumphant Return of Aly & AJ

There’s an evident maturity in their new music, one which strays from the more cookie-cutter pop and rock that came after their Disney days. Read more »

Tight Reins: The Careful Construction of Demi Lovato’s Docuseries

We love to keep our pop stars under a tight lens. Read more »

Saweetie, Rihanna, and the Memeification of Domestic Violence

What does it mean to live in a society where violence against women and girls is treated as comedic fodder? Read more »

girl in red Wants to Follow Her Impulses

She is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through April

We’re all still searching for comfort and inspiration. Read more »

Daughters of the Resurrection: For Black Women, “Lemonade” Still Feels Like Home

Though the album delves deep into the pain of infidelity, it shouldn’t be separated from its depiction of Black womanhood as a far-reaching community forged from shared experience. Read more »

Hold Up: When Music Treats Softness as a Superpower

“Hold Up” is a nuanced love song in which the female protagonist isn’t begging or asking for love; she’s making a clear and precise declaration. Read more »

Delicate Goods: The Ornamental Objectification of Asian American Women in Pop Culture

Being Gwen Stefani’s add-ons superseded their place as human beings. Read more »

We’ve Apologized to Britney Spears. When Is It Jessica Simpson’s Turn?

With so many of her marital fights and throwaway comments captured, Simpson felt much closer to our reality than other stars. Read more »

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