Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: The 50th Anniversary & The Importance of Finding It In High School

Like most music that is timeless and essential, it’s best to discover it when you’re in high school–at that pivotal coming of age phase of your life, when you can still properly absorb art instead of focusing on bullshit like money. Among the ranks of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the …

I Love Dick & The Anathema Concept of Man as Muse

Jill Soloway, always to be counted on for her impressionistic stylings (see: any of those Berlin flashbacks in season two of Transparent), is perhaps the only screenwriter-director tailored enough to adapt Chris Kraus’ game-changing memoir, I Love Dick. A tale of obsession and unbridled desire, Soloway’s lasting muse, Kathryn Hahn, takes …

Twin Peaks: The Return Brings A Heightened Twist of Darkness to David Lynch’s Grasp & Love of Americana

“If there’s one thing you should know about me, Ray, it’s that I don’t need anything. I want.” So reminds Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in his diabolical doppelganger form, speaking both of the black hole of evilness within himself and the American people. Those who have been nervous about the reboot, …

Céline Dion: Still Getting Us Moist–Er, Verklempt–20 Years Later With “My Heart Will Go On”

The Billboard Music Awards has come to show its strength and influence in the arena of the award show genre of late, and the entity was given further cachet with Madonna’s venomously powerful acceptance speech for Billboard’s Woman of the Year last October. More than any other giver of accolades …

The Best Part of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3? Its Mockery of Wokeness

By now, even your 85-year-old grandma is familiar with the unfortunate term, “stay woke.” It’s a vague phrase intended to encompass everything from not gender stereotyping to embracing the signing of consent forms before agreeing to fuck at a party. And although Tina Fey was once all about creating the …

No Receipts Required: “Swish Swish” Likely the Closest (And Most Overt) Katy Perry Will Get to Responding to “Bad Blood”

Though Katy Perry recently gave one of the most roundabout non-answers ever regarding whether or not any of the songs on her forthcoming Witness album would respond to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” (which the latter at one point also tried to say was about an ex-lover so maybe it’s a combo …

Miley Cyrus’ Pansexuality Takes on New Meaning With the Katy Perry “I Kissed A Girl” Revelation

Though Jill Sobule’s “I Kissed a Girl” remains superior to Katy Perry’s–just like Hole’s “Malibu” remains superior to Miley’s–there can be no denying that the 2008 single of the same name that launched her into the mainstream was instrumental to starting a conversation among the masses less in touch with …