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From the Bleachers to Cheer Captain: The Devolution of Taylor Swift
8 Jun 2015 // 10:02 PM
Whereas universality and populism mark Taylor Swift's early years, with her recent LP 1989 she has become the cheer captain she once railed against.
The Best Albums of 2014
22 Dec 2014 // 8:10 AM
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
Pronounced Dead: The Art of Cultural Assassination
9 Jun 2014 // 9:30 PM
Two critical catfights are claiming to have buried art-forms which have shaped our civilisation for decades and centuries apiece. Are they entitled to do that?
I Read the News Today, Oh, Boy
18 Mar 2013 // 6:30 PM
Listening to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre speak around the massacring of children without missing a beat, it's easy to agree with Lewis Black that this century is starting to look just as physically dangerous as the last one—even if, as Steven Pinker claims, it's actually more peaceful.
Taylor Swift's '1989' Tour Isn't Full of Bad Blood, It's Full of Heart (Photos)
16 Jul 2015 // 5:00 AM
Taylor Swift can't help but make new friends everywhere she goes. The 60,000 people who saw her each night at the Meadowlands can attest to that.
Taylor Swift Thrills London in a Hyde Park Concert
14 Jul 2015 // 5:22 AM
The biggest pop star in the world lights up London's Hyde Park, both figuratively and literally.
Taylor Swift - "Wildest Dreams" (video) (Singles Going Steady)
1 Sep 2015 // 6:30 AM
Is "Wildest Dream" excessively clever? Overly sophisticated? Ironic? Earnest? Anything?
PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, "True Artistry", and Meme Culture
18 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM
The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".
Is Taylor Swift the New Michael Jackson?
14 Sep 2015 // 4:54 AM
Is Swift’s 1989 having the biggest impact on the pop culture landscape since Michael Jackson’s Thriller?
Apple Changes Its Tune for Taylor Swift: What Have We Learned?
23 Jun 2015 // 4:57 AM
Taylor Swift: “This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success.”