“...Baby One More Time” and the Pop Princesses Who Started a Moral Panic

The sexuality of Britney Spears and the other pop princesses of her era was consumed en masse and then deemed inauthentic and dangerous by media, critics, and “concerned parent” groups.

BitchTapes: 17 Artists You Should Listen to this Summer

Celebrating musicians who are making excellent art on their own terms. Read more »

Folk Songs and Politics: Mélissa Laveaux Remixes Haitian Classics On “Radyo Siwèl”

Mélissa Laveaux is carving out a new space in music where she can ricochet the diasporic sounds of the past. Read more »

Sacrificial idols: In J-pop, Teen Dreams Become Nightmares

What’s the cost for J-pop teen stardom? Read more »

I Knew You Were Trouble When You Logged In: “The Swift Life” Monetizes and Exploits Fandom

Taylor Swift manipulates a feeling of closeness to deepen fans’ investment. Read more »

St. Vincent Turns Up The Volume On Herself

After four albums of art rock, this is the one where she’s finally coming for everyone’s hearts and minds. Read more »

Moonrise Nation’s New Album Will Keep You Up At Night

“Glamour Child” is a force to be reckoned with. Read more »

After the Storm: “Rainbow” Gives Abuse Survivors a Rallying Cry

Kesha’s new album is a victory. Read more »

Busting the Boys’ Club: Harlœ’s Leading a Music Revolution

Only six women have been nominated in the Grammys “Producer of the Year” category. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Ultimate Summer 2017 Playlist

Summer is partially over, but the music’s just beginning. Read more »

Kate Nash DGAF About Your Agenda

“I’m not the cookie-cutter pop star.” Read more »

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