Beyoncé Announcing Twins’ Birth on Father’s Day Weekend is the Most Beyoncé Thing Ever

Is there nothing Beyoncé can’t do without perfectly timing it? From the surprise release of her self-titled 2013 visual album to the surprise release of Lemonade, Beyoncé is nothing if not, to use a word Taylor Swift hates, “calculated,” when it comes to intuiting the perfect moment for effect. The birth of …

Hailee Steinfeld Shuts Down the So-Called Compliment of Males Who Use the Cliche “You’re Not Like Most Girls”

As it gets to be less and less socially acceptable to pigeonhole women as any one thing–or as a “thing” at all–Hailee Steinfeld, who, in addition to setting a Thirteen Reasons Why-esque stage with her role in The Edge of Seventeen, also made that less and less common transition from …

Celebrity-Backed Scholarships & Beyoncé: A Testament To The Direness of Affording Higher Education in America

It’s a bit weird, you know, when a celebrity needs to get involved in causes outside of self-promotion, particularly education. But that’s precisely what Beyoncé has felt obliged to do in her post as World’s Greatest Woman with the newly announced Formation Scholars award for female students pursuing music, creative arts, …

Weirdly, Adele Was the Person Who Most Filled the Kanye West Void for Antics at the Grammys

There’s something to be said for awards shows as they reflect that odious term, “Trump’s America.” At last night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards, things looked shockingly vanilla in the year 2017 (James Corden as host and clinging desperately to his Carpool Karaoke shtick by bringing it into the audience being …

VMAs 2016: Rihanna Lip Syncs, Beyoncé Slays, Teyana Taylor’s Body & Britney’s Flaccid

The MTV Video Music Awards actually felt a little bit faster-paced this year, you know, in comparison to the slow-burning awkwardness of last year. To mark the occasion of Rihanna receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the show opened with the bad girl of hip hop’s pink-outfitted wet dream of …

The Fear Lemonade Has Instilled Within the Hearts (And Scrota) of Men Everywhere

It’s been twenty-one days since Lemonade was released abruptly to the world, showcasing a vengeful side of Beyoncé we never knew existed. Sure, she’d shown some controlled, even playful ire with “Irreplaceable” and “Jealous,” but never to the point of such undisguised fury as displayed so candidly in the visuals …