Reviews and think pieces on music, movies, art, and theater.
Bad Bunny transported concert-goers to the beaches of Puerto Rico and gave D.C. a much-needed opportunity to let loose and say goodbye to summer.
Despite some narrative and visual deficiencies, The Woman King succeeds in its dedication to painting a full picture of life in Dahomey.
But it’s on Renaissance where Beyoncé proves there’s no need to top herself—she instead transforms the musical geography altogether.
Austin Butler resurrects The King in Elvis, imbuing his career with a newfound twenty-first century relevance
So what more is there to discover about the music industry star so influential that he was dubbed “The King?”
Rejecting the author’s heteronormativity, Fire Island centers the titular vacation spot known for its celebration of gay life.
State Champs’ Kings of the New Age (2022) is an anthemic punk album ready-made for summer—all while being a life-affirming, thoughtful dive into issues of love, loss, paranoia, and moving... Read more
Rx surges forth in a journey from struggle and vulnerability toward a place just as open and honest, but cushioned by love.
The strong dichotomy between hope and tragedy in the narrative and Gleason's impactful directorial choices turned the show into a beautiful, lingering memory.
five seconds flat firmly side-steps the sophomore slump with mature production, stellar lyricism, and fearless creativity.
A complicated play with several major plot points conveyed to the audience through characters’ verbal recounting of events, it hardly seems the perfect candidate for an adaptation without any words.
Graham Moore’s directorial debut The Outfit (2022) whisks the audience along in a series of complications and dangles the hope of a conclusion with restored justice.
While the title may seem fatalistic, Rex (Alex O’Connor) puts a cheerful twist on the question with his fourth album.
Based on Volume 0 of Gege Akutami’s beloved manga and anime series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021) is a dark fantasy film that expertly navigates the tricky web of pain and guilt that sits under the shadow of unreconciled grief.
Conan Gray’s 2022 tour has been long-awaited, and it certainly did not disappoint. In fact, it was a true testament to his stellar artistry.
“Flowers have a way of showing us that the world just keeps ongoing. [They] remind us that things will always renew.”
On MOTOMAMI, Rosalía is both more playful and vulnerable than ever before, offering meditations on love, fame, and womanhood.