Prince aimed to make his listeners want to have him or be him. He did not like them to consider themselves his equals.
Our sincerest thanks to the pop star for bringing one fleeting moment of edge to a very boring awards show.
The video for “Chained to the Rhythm” is overwhelmingly pastel and batshit crazy. Watch out, this satire is sharp!
Performances by Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on operatic star power.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the biopic Hidden Figures, BBC drama The Moorside and the album Process by Sampha.
Even Adele is Team Beyoncé in an outdated competition.
Most theatre about children is uplifting, feel-good fare. Carly Wijs's show bucks the trend.
Howard Barker’s play In the Depths of Dead Love was picketed on press night. But is it racist, or simply lacking in imagination?
“That was George Michael!” we both shouted. “And he was driving the car we want!”
For decades, white male critics have championed white male rock. Can a new school of writing re-evaluate the history of pop music?
Going up are powerful women, political fashion and love droids. Going down are dating apps, celebrity feminists and the album.
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