"Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry

Top Five Chart-Toppers from ‘Teenage Dream’

It’s important that we take a step back to acknowledge that, just half a decade ago, Katy was delivering Billboard #1’s left and right.

Seven Seconds Photo

‘Seven Seconds’: A Promising, Timely Drama

The premise of the show is heavy and immediately intriguing, and succeeds in generating quick interest. However, the absence of ...

Barack Obama Presidential Portrait

Obama Portraits Ask: Where Are You Coming From? And Where Do You Want to Go?

In one word, the Obama portraits are: cool.

Final Space Photo

'Final Space' Going Light Speed to Nowhere

Despite a strong cast and an intriguing premise, “Final Space” feels like it is going nowhere. While there are still ...

Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours," Warner Bros, 1977.

Career Overview: Fleetwood Mac

Despite its release dating back 40-ish years, “Rumours” manages to sound new with every listen, its lyricism idiosyncratic enough to ...

Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monáe in the music video for "Make Me Feel."

Music Video Breakdown: ‘Make Me Feel’ by Janelle Monáe

In “Make Me Feel,” Janelle Monáe has created something feel-good, and watchable, and incredibly fun to watch.

Screenshot from "Mulan"

Top 5 Disney Musicals

​With Spring Break coming up faster than those too-old chocolates from Valentine’s Day, you’re sure to be clocking in some ...

Crazy Ex–Girlfriend Season 3 Finale Photo

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Continues to Smash Tropes in Season Three Finale

Throughout it all, Rachel Bloom’s brainchild stays lovingly subversive with zany and self-aware musical numbers.

SZA in the "All the Stars" music video.

Music Video Breakdown: 'All the Stars' by Kendrick Lamar and SZA

The music video for Lamar and R&B goddess SZA’s “All the Stars,” the pair’s single from the recent “Black Panther” ...

Drake in the "God's Plan" music video.

Music Video Breakdown: 'God's Plan' by Drake

Over the course of the video, Drake saunters through the streets of Miami, brightening the days of unsuspecting community members ...

John Oliver Photo

John Oliver Excels in His Niche. He Should Stay There.

As long as John Oliver and company remember what they do best—in terms of both educating their viewers and changing ...

Looming Tower Hulu Picture 5 Upcoming Shows

5 Upcoming TV Shows to Get Excited About

The glut of new shows that January and February bring each year has passed, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ...

Ninja in one of his YouTube compilations.

What the Hell Happened: Ninja's Twitch Takeover

At 50,000 subscribers, Ninja is earning upwards of $150,000 per month. The sheer amount of money being thrown his way ...

Gal Gadot at the 2016 Comic Con.

This Year in Pop Culture: 1985

As Passion Pit would say, 1985 was a good year—for pop culture, that is.

Jessie J in the "Bang Bang" music video.

Woke Queen: Feminist Theory in Jessie J’s Lyrics

When Jessie J sings about her “dick,” she is calling for a restructuring of phallic inheritance in service of women’s ...


'Endless Thread' is NPR's Guide to Reddit

In his new podcast “Endless Thread,” host Ben Brock Johnson of WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, dives into the vast ...