Netflix’s I’m No Longer Here Is a Lovely Tale of Music, Migration, and Loss

The musical genre known as cumbia emerged along the Caribbean coast of Colombia during the time of the slave trade and made inroads into Central and South America in the ensuing centuries, though it apparently exploded in the 1960s. Today, it’s called by some the mother of all Latin music, and its form can vary […]

Petition to Turn CNN Into Cardi News Network

Cardi B just needs to go ahead and reboot Schoolhouse Rock, because she’s singlehandedly educating a generation. The rapper, who’s consistent on speaking out about the issues she cares about, posted a brief video on Instagram and Twitter sympathizing with the Minneapolis protests against police brutality, succinctly breaking down why the protests are escalating, and […]

Taylor Swift Tweets Directly at Trump: ‘We Will Vote You Out in November’

Taylor Swift has made her most direct comment on the 2020 election yet, addressing President Donald Trump and his recent violent threats aimed at protesters. “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’???” […]

The 8 Accusations Against Russell Simmons Detailed in On the Record

With the launch of HBO Max, the Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary On the Record, which premiered at Sundance and details the sexual-assault accusations against music mogul Russell Simmons by several women, is now available for wide viewing. Similar to Leaving Neverland and Surviving R. Kelly, it paints a picture of a powerful figure […]

Jane Moss, Lincoln Center’s Artistic Director, Is Stepping Down

Jane Moss, an impresario who prodded Lincoln Center to evolve from a complacent institution into a spiritual force, will step down this summer after 27 years. The move, effective August 1, leaves her with no specific plans and the organization without an artistic leader at a time when performances have stopped, planning is impossible, and the […]

At Least Chromatica Wasn’t As Bananas As These 12 Recent Album Rollouts

Lady Gaga’s sixth album Chromatica was always bound to be a little messy. In recent years, we’ve come to know Gaga as a polished Hollywood starlet through her fifth album Joanne and acclaimed roles in American Horror Story: Hotel and A Star Is Born. But when she started tweeting random, unhinged thoughts, we knew the […]

Watch This Exclusive Clip From New Amazon Sci-Fi Movie The Vast of Night

If you’re a fan of mysterious radio frequencies menacing the teenage residents of a small, New Mexico town at nighttime in the 1950s — which is to say, if you’re a fan of Twin Peaks: The Return “Part 8” — you will almost definitely be a fan of the new sci-fi horror film The Vast […]

On the Record Is Imperfect, Provocative, and Utterly Necessary

On the Record isn’t just a documentary. On top of illuminating the stories of women who have allegedly been assaulted by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, it’s the type of film that is poised to spark meaningful, concrete change in the lives of survivors and the broader culture that can both uplift and resent them. Director-producers […]

What I’ve Learned So Far

What do more years on Earth add up to? Wisdom, maybe, or at least lessons in what went right or, occasionally, very wrong. At New York Magazine, we’ve spent time recently reflecting on the value of age and what comes of it. We reached out to famous artists and thinkers in their late ’70s and […]