Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Chris Brown Doesn’t Know When to Shut Up

Maintaining your innocence and being an asshole aren't the same thing.
Kristin Corry
1.25.19
Holy Shit

Bikini Kill Might Be "Back" in 2019, But They've Always Mattered

'Revolution Girl Style Now!' and Forever.
Lauren O'Neill
1.16.19
Op-Ed

In 2018, Death Metal Reigned Supreme

As the world burned around us, a new class of forward-thinking bands rose up from the ashes to remind us that only death is real.
Joseph Schafer
12.31.18
Op-Ed

Tom Waits’ New Song of Anti-Fascist Resistance Needed More Teeth

Waits and Marc Ribot's cover of the Italian partisans' anthem "Bella Ciao" should've honored modern revolutionaries, not a milquetoast march.
Kim Kelly
9.14.18
Op-Ed

Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy, Not Hysteria

The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalization this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.
El Hunt
7.26.18
Metalhead

Rebel Wizard Thrives Off Heavy Metal Negativity

In a world where positivity sells, the Australian “heavy negative wizard metal” band helps us remember why we came here.
Christopher Krovatin
7.25.18
Premieres

I Feel at Home in the Isolation of Wrekmeister Harmonies' New Album

The experimental doom/drone duo's new LP was created in isolation, and makes me homesick for the once-familiar sound of silence.
Kim Kelly
4.12.18
Metalhead

It's Time for Slayer to Die

Saying goodbye to Slayer as the thrash metal icons prepare to embark upon their final world tour is sad, but it’s the right thing to do.
Christopher Krovatin
2.14.18
Op-Ed

It's OK That Kendrick Lamar Didn't Ether Donald Trump on Live TV

Seeing Kendrick rip Donald Trump would've been amazing. But, he didn't and that burden shouldn't fall on him.
Kristin Corry
1.9.18
Fandom Week

Mariah Carey Is a Comedic Genius

If you think she's just a punchline or an airhead, you're doing this wrong.
Tshepo Mokoena
9.29.17
Future Days

It's Time for Hot Take Mad Libs!

This week's music news got you confused? Let these [ADJECTIVE] arguments spell things out for you.
Drew Millard
6.23.17
Stone Cold Classics

Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina” Is Definitely, 100 Percent the Song of the Summer

Sure, it's over a decade old, but if a song can somehow make Radiohead amusing, it deserves some sort of credit.
Larry Fitzmaurice
4.26.17
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