Music

Knee-Jerk Biphobia: What Responses to Miley Cyrus’s Breakup Say about Queer Erasure

Miley Cyrus isn’t “back” just because she’s dating a woman. She’s always been queer. Read more »

BitchTapes: Southern Gothic Glamour

Throw a pinch of salt over your shoulder, turn your face to the moon, and check out Nichole Perkins’s playlist—the perfect Southern gothic soundtrack. Read more »

Straight Capitalism, No Chaser: Brands Are Butting into “Hot Girl Summer” to Make a Quick Buck

As the phrase #HotGirlSummer has gained visibility, an onslaught of brands attempting to commodify Megan Thee Stallion’s lifestyle. Read more »

Take It or Leave It: Sizzy Rocket on Creating Pop Music Just for Queer Women

“Younger queer artists definitely inspire me every day to just be truer to myself. Because I didn’t have that example.” Read more »

Popaganda: 20 Years of Girl Power

We look back on the impact of the Spice Girls as they embark on their reunion tour—and examine whether the ’90s promises of girl power have come to pass. Read more »

Dig Me Out: Sleater-Kinney’s Newfound Gen Z Audience is No Accident

Together, Gen Z’s coming of age and Sleater-Kinney’s return create the perfect storm. Read more »

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 »

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