Justin Timberlake Is Apparently a Rugged, Singing Woodsman

Would Justin Timberlake survive in the woods alone with nothing but his wits, good looks and animal instinct? I don’t know. His new album is titled Man of the Woods, but maybe he’s more of a “Man of the Woods” in the metaphorical sense—not “in” the woods physically, as this trailer suggests, but in the woods of the…

Beyoncé Is Carrying, and Has Carried, Her Own Children, You Haters

Beyoncé’s twin-pregnancy announcement yesterday seemed to make the Hive (aka practically everyone) feel like Carol Anne in Poltergeist after she was kidnapped by malevolent spirits; we were trapped inside a moonless wormhole (Trump) until we heard our mom (Bey) plead if but for a second, “Carol Anne! Run into the…

Was Banning Tyler, the Creator, the Victory International Feminism Needed?

On Sunday, August 23, Tyler, the Creator, was riding through France on the nicest tour bus he’d ever rented—a giant TV screen, a circle couch, extra beds—and heading towards the end of what was meant to be a month-long tour of Europe, reveling in the amenities his hard work had afforded him. The 24-year-old Los…

Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' Is Our Song of the Summer

A bright spot on an otherwise bleak album, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” instantly feels necessary. Besides being the most celebratory jam on To Pimp a Butterfly, it’s a modern-day liberation anthem. It’s that first salvational gasp after nearly drowning. Yet, for such a happy song, “Alright” is innately sad. By design,…

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