Killer Mike Addresses Atlanta Protesters at Mayor’s Press Conference

Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike gave an impassioned speech last night at Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’s press conference, calling for peaceful protest and an end to systemic racism. Mike directly addressed Atlanta protesters, who have been demonstrating against police brutality following the May 25 death of George Floyd, who died after Minneapolis police officer […]

Billie Eilish Verbally Spanks All Lives Matter Crowd: ‘Will You Shut the F- -k up?’

As protests and violence continue to spread across numerous American cities in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, Billie Eilish wrote an impassioned statement on Instagram to condemn white people who aren’t willing to engage with the Black Lives Matter movement. Or rather, people who don’t want to escape their White Lives Matter mindset. “I’ve […]

Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.

Stan wars raged out of control in May. Taylor Swift fans tried to cancel Burger King for a tweet poking fun at her songs about ex-boyfriends. Barbz called for Usher’s head when he downplayed the prospect of a Verzuz battle between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim, calling the Young Money chart-topper a “product” of the […]

Ryan Gosling’s Wolfman to Join the Rest of the Universal Movie Monsters

The guest list for the next Monster Mash is fleshing out nicely. Following in the footsteps of Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Dracula film, Paul Feig’s Dark Army movie, and what sounds like a Frankenstein picture from James Wan and screenwriter Robbie Thompson, all at Blumhouse, Variety announced Friday that Universal is […]

Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing

At this point, just about every concert has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic — and if it’s not, you really shouldn’t be going anyway. As artists scramble to figure out what to do next, many have started livestreaming concerts on social media from their homes, empty venues, or wherever they can while they […]

The Vast of Night Makes Retro Sci-Fi Feel Startlingly Fresh

There’s a shot in The Vast of Night that I just can’t stop thinking about. It’s maybe a half hour into the film, around when one of the two teen protagonists, a switchboard operator named Fay (Sierra McCormick), takes a smoke break after a jittery encounter with an enigmatic broadcast inexplicably coming through one of […]

Is There Really Only One Black Woman Over 40 With a No. 1 Song?

In her new movie The High Note, Tracee Ellis Ross plays a high-strung, high-maintenance pop diva who wants to get back in the game. “In the history of music, only five women over 40 have ever had a No. 1 hit,” Ross’s Grace Davis laments, anticipating her label’s underestimation of a woman in the middle […]

The High Note Is a Mostly Forgettable Hollywood Fairy Tale

“What becomes a legend most?” the ad campaign for Blackglama mink asks, featuring women draped in fur and marked by history. Bette Davis with her bobbed hair, cigarette in hand, those famous searchlight eyes trained upward. Shirley Maclaine with a stockinged leg kicking toward the sky. Lauren Bacall with a smoky, beckoning expression looking over […]