Music

Singing about Female Masturbation Has Become Cool—but Is It Helping?

Singing about masturbation is, for women artists, still radical. Read more »

Carrying the Torch: Beyoncé Embodies the FUBU Mantra in “Homecoming”

Black women have long been the collectors of knowledge in the Black community. Read more »

“Cuz I Love You” Invites Women to a Self-Love that Runs Deeper than Hashtags

Cuz I Love You’s self-love anthems aren’t cheesy, forced, or performative, thanks to Lizzo’s evolution as an artist. Read more »

“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.” Read more »

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 »

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