The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Ava Adore”: An Ideal Song & Video to Celebrate Halloween

As Halloween becomes a more fully recognized holiday, the robustness of the canon of appropriately tailored songs and visuals will only increase. And yet, there is still only one song and music video that truly warms the heart with regard to this supernatural celebration of the ghoulish and the dead: …

At Last Credit Where Credit Is Due: Madonna Wins Billboard’s Woman of the Year Distinction

In an era where it’s more common than not to completely shit on Madonna (generally because of her age), it’s uncannily refreshing to learn that one of the few major entities that hasn’t turned its back on Madonna is Billboard. Though they briefly lowered their standards last year upon awarding Lady …

The Only Reassuring Thing About American Honey Is That People Still (Sort Of) Buy Magazines

If you’re looking for a film to reassure you that America is still one of the most economically booming countries in the world, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey is not here to console you. Interestingly, Arnold’s Britishness is perhaps what lends a hyper-objective portrait of the desolate existence of youths in …