way too close reads

What the Hell Do All These Taylor Swift Clues Mean? An Investigation

Let us guide you down her pastel-aesthetic rabbit hole of insanity.
the file

Who Is Ariana Grande, Really? A Quick Catch-up.

In less than six years, she has become one of the most successful pop artists of all time. Who is she?
vulture lists

Your Guide to BTS and Their Musical Universe in 25 Songs

Though it often gets lost, BTS are first and foremost musicians. And their rise is fundamentally based on their musicality and artistry.
  1. lawsuits
    Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul Is Suing Travis Scott for Copyright InfringementAnd Scott’s 2019 Grammy’s performance is being used as evidence.
  2. music
    Britney Spears Speaks Out to Let Us Know ‘All Is Well’“My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment.”
  3. way too close reads
    What the Hell Do All These Taylor Swift Clues Mean? An InvestigationLet us guide you down her pastel-aesthetic rabbit hole of insanity.
  4. lemonade
    Beyoncé’s Lemonade Available to Stream Everywhere And Oh Wow, This ‘Sorry’ DemoThe album’s scheduled release on all streaming platforms features a dreamy original version of the song.
  5. everything we know
    Everything We Know About Madonna’s New Album Madame XMadame X is a cha-cha instructor and an equestrian?
  6. summer bangers
    Jonas Brothers and Their Butts Announce New AlbumThere’s a documentary, too.
  7. game of thrones
    Hear Florence + the Machine’s Game of Thrones ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ CoverShe turned down another song opportunity years earlier, but can’t remember.
  8. coachella 2019
    Lizzo Made Coachella Her Bitch Despite More Sound Issues“Suck my dick.”
  9. books
    Prince’s Memoir The Beautiful Ones Coming This OctoberFeaturing his unfinished manuscript, rare photos, and lyrics.
  10. coachella 2019
    How Nice of Justin Bieber to End His Hiatus for Ariana Grande at Coachella“Album coming soon.”
  11. busking
    Brandi Carlile and Dave Grohl Were Busking in Seattle YesterdayBecause why not freak a bunch of people out on 4/20?
  12. coachella 2019
    Kanye West Held a Church Service at Coachella Through a PeepholeIf you look very closely you can see him being risen.
  13. the file
    Who Is Ariana Grande, Really? A Quick Catch-up.In less than six years, she has become one of the most successful pop artists of all time. Who is she?
  14. sad news
    Adele and Husband Simon Konecki Announce Their Decision to SeparateHaving kept their relationship status private, the singer referred to Konecki as her husband while accepting Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammys.
  15. vulture lists
    Your Guide to BTS and Their Musical Universe in 25 SongsThough it often gets lost, BTS are first and foremost musicians. And their rise is fundamentally based on their musicality and artistry.
  16. sad news
    Today We Mourn the Separation of Michelle Williams and Her Husband, Phil ElverumOh no.
  17. album review
    On Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You, Finally, a Star Is BornCuz I Love You is a playground for a phenomenal talent reaching the peak of its powers.
  18. this week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Kodak Black Just Keeps on ImplodingIn less than two weeks, Kodak Black has more or less spit on Nipsey Hussle’s grave, briefly gone missing, and then got arrested at the border.
  19. songs of the week
    The Best New Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, Madonna, and MoreListen to them all.
  20. the law
    Cardi B Rejects Plea Deal in Strip Club Brawl CaseGirl, what?
  21. my single is dropping
    Everyone on Earth Guested on Lil Dicky’s ‘Earth’Lions and baboons and Bieber, oh my!
  22. game of thrones
    The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott Drop New Game of Thrones SongThe night is dark and full of good music.
  23. the industry
    Netflix Got Beyoncé’s Homecoming by Paying So Much MoneyHow did the Beychella concert doc end up on Netflix? The same way everything else does.
  24. interview
    John Cameron Mitchell and Marilyn Maye Talk Love, Art, and Dying in Style“We can’t do open casket. Nobody knows how to put my lashes on.”
  25. beyonce
    Beyoncé Is Releasing Lemonade to All Streaming PlatformsCongrats to us all, frankly.
  26. vulture lists
    The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All TimeFrom Woodstock to Beyoncé’s Homecoming, these films are as essential to understanding the artists as any of their records.
  27. gif guide
    The Best Moments From Beyoncé’s Homecoming Presented in 17 Perfect GIFsThe best non-concert moments, from Blue Ivy singing, rare glimpses of Rumi and Sir, and Jay-Z just generally looking shook.
  28. song review
    Beyoncé’s ‘Before I Let Go’ Cover in Homecoming Is Just As Timeless As BeychellaHomecoming — and its companion live album — is what we talk about when we talk about public figures being “unapologetically black.”
  29. homecoming
    Just Drop the Blue Ivy Album AlreadyIt’s time for Bluechella.
  30. beychella
    What It Was Like to Be in the Audience for Beyoncé’s Historic Coachella ShowWhat you missed at home.
  31. beyonce
    We’ll Revisit Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance for the Rest of Our LivesJust seconds in, it was apparent she was playing for keeps.
  32. beychella
    Everything We Learned About Beychella From Beyoncé’s Homecoming“Instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella.”
  33. beychella
    Beyoncé Releases Coachella Live Album With New Music and Blue Ivy SingingBlue Ivy singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing”! Bey covering “Before I Let Go”! Beychella!
  34. old town road
    When Genre Becomes a PrisonThe story of “Old Town Road” is the story of nearly every black artist’s attempt at a country hit.
  35. album review
    BTS and Blackpink’s New Albums Mark an Unprecedented Era for K-PopPersona and Kill This Love capture the blockbuster K-pop groups at the height of their fame while also angling to push out into new territories.
  36. q&a
    Frank Ocean Knows the People Who Told Him He was Crazy Were Well-intentionedAnd no, he doesn’t use dating apps.
  37. record breaking
    Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Breaks Streaming Record Set by DrakeThe viral country-rap track gallops past Drake’s summer 2018 hit.
  38. music
    Jay-Z, Patti Smith, and More Will Perform at the Reopened Webster HallBig-name artists are heading back to the venue.
  39. coachella 2019
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Coachella 2019Weekend one belonged to the one, the only, Lizzo.
  40. coachella
    YG Brought Out a Trump Impersonator for His Coachella SetYou know the song.
  41. look what you made her do
    Taylor Swift Trades Snakes for Hearts to Tease New MusicApril 26, she’s coming for you.
  42. profiles
    The Making (and Unmaking) of Tekashi 6ix9ineInside the Slovak rap label that gave the polarizing rapper his career — then watched him kill it.
  43. coachella 2019
    Ariana Grande’s Coachella Set Made It Even Harder to Come for Her CrownGrande needn’t be framed as Beychella’s successor. That’s impossible. Instead, Arichella was a force in its own right.
  44. coachella 2019
    Ariana Grande Reunited NSYNC (Minus JT) at Coachella for ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart’“I’ve been rehearsing my whole motherfucking life for this moment!”
  45. coachella 2019
    Um, Idris Elba’s Coachella DJ Set Was Actually Great“It’s jarring. I’m trying to mentally work through that it’s not Stringer Bell up there.”
  46. coachella 2019
    Billie Eilish Goes on a Real Journey Trying to Remember Her LyricsHer Coachella crowd didn’t seem to mind.
  47. coachella 2019
    Please Prove Your Devotion to Kacey Musgraves by Salvaging Her Yeehaw ChantThe Coachella crowd let her down.
  48. vulture guides
    Your Guide to Donald Glover and Rihanna’s Guava Island FilmIs it a visual album? Musical? Rihanna appreciation?! All your questions, answered.
  49. coachella 2019
    Blackpink’s Coachella Set Was a Historic Moment for K-Pop and Music’s FutureThe girl group presented a future vision for music festivals and the kind of genre-bending fans are craving.
  50. coachella 2019
    Donald Glover Tells His Coachella Fans to Put Their Phones Away or ‘Go Home’“This is not a concert. This is church.”
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