Music

Beyond Expectations: Lil Nas X Forges a Freer, More Fluid Hip Hop

Lil Nas X is as interested in complicating genre as he is in complicating expectations of men in the music industry. Read more »

Teardrops On My Guitar: Taylor Swift Losing Her Masters Is a Sexist Tale as Old as Time

Record labels maintain control over original recordings in exchange for investing in the artist. Read more »

BitchTapes: Heat

The power that comes from women’s rage is one of the reasons why angry women have been shamed throughout history. Read more »

Do We Need to Calm Down?: A Roundtable about Taylor Swift and Classism in Music Videos

“Did [Taylor Swift] create something groundbreaking that liberated queer and trans people of color? Did she create an era-defining gay anthem that’s universally likable? No, but why should we expect her to?” Read more »

BitchTapes: Freedom

A mix for getting free from whatever’s holding you back.  Read more »

BitchTapes: Celebrating Queer Latinx Artists For Pride

This BitchTape honors queer Latinx artists, from an array of genres, who refuse to hide their sexuality. Read more »

Diva Behavior: Can We Call Beyoncé a Genius Now?

Beyoncé as an artist is also questioning a lot of things about the way we do things. Read more »

Back by Popular Demand: Beyoncé Harnesses the Power of Conjuring in “Formation”

In “Formation,” Beyoncé gathers ghosts to attend to history and the present, standing in for a myriad possible conjure women from various Black spiritual traditions. Read more »

BitchTapes: Happy Pride Month!

Each June, and throughout the year, we celebrate LGBTQ communities. Read more »

New Rules: Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Confidence is Super Infectious on “Fever”

“Fever” is a state of the union address for Megan’s “Hottie” nation. Read more »

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