The TikTok Dance We Have to Thank for Saweetie’s ‘Tap In’ Remix

Now that we’ve heard the remix with DaBaby, Jack Harlow, and Post Malone, we need to talk about the way Saweetie’s “Tap In” dominated TikTok this summer. Dances came and went, but “Tap In” has been a mainstay since it dropped this June. Oakland-born rapper Saweetie seemingly has a new music video for the remix […]

Prepare Ye, a Stephen Schwartz Documentary Approaches

I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for … just kidding. (Will I be peppering this post exclusively with Godspell references because I grew up very Catholic and in this house we learn our lessons well? Yes, yes I will.) Stephen Schwartz, the man behind Godspell, Wicked, and a truly bananas-long list […]

All 13 X-Men Movies, Ranked

The X-Men came into existence thanks to another gaggle of superheroes. “Fantastic Four had sold so well,” co-creator Stan Lee once recalled. “And we figured, my publisher and I, figured why not do another group? My problem was, what powers would I give them? … Then, once I figured out what powers they’d have, I […]

39 Movies We’re Excited to See This Fall

Movies are back. Right? After several months absent the usual spectacle that summer blockbuster season brings, it appears as though cinema is slowly, if not prematurely, making its less-than-grand, post-lockdown return. COVID-19 is far from eradicated in the U.S., but American chains and indie theaters alike are beginning to open their doors to limited-capacity audiences, […]

You Don’t Know Her

This article was featured in One Great Story, New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. Sign up here to get it nightly. Mariah Carey loves Christmas. She loves it with a fanatic’s strict adherence to the laws of Christmas joy. She loves it like no one has ever loved Christmas before. (Did you have an actual reindeer […]

Every Mask Lady Gaga Wore at the 2020 VMAs

While we’re at it, why don’t we give her another award for best masks? Lady Gaga has long made the MTV Video Music Awards her personal runway, turning iconic looks from the meat dress to her male drag as alter ego Jo Calderone. And as the awards went on during the COVID-19 pandemic tonight, it […]

Who Is the New Woman in the Black Eyed Peas?

The Black Eyed Peas closed out the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards with their classic hit “I Gotta Feeling,” but something was simply not right. Was it the light-up crotches? A “new Fergie” performing her parts? Or the fact that this new performer was the only one who didn’t get a light-up crotch? Frankly, all […]

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BTS Lead 2020 VMAs With 4 Awards Each

A pandemic rages on, but that didn’t stop MTV from putting on the 2020 Video Music Awards. It didn’t stop MTV in the months ahead of the VMAs either, from scrapped plans to hold the awards at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to the news that performers coming from hotspot states were exempt from New York’s mandatory […]

No One Told Us Keke Palmer Was Gonna Drop It Low at the VMAs

Lady Gaga may be the one going home with the inaugural VMAs Tricon award, but Keke Palmer is setting herself up to be next year’s winner. On top of hosting the MTV award show, Palmer performed her very own single “Snack.” She ditched her classy cocktail dresses for a neon-yellow bodysuit and rainbow heels, showing […]

MTV Invented an Award for Lady Gaga

The 2020 Video Music Awards were basically the Lady Gaga Show, and hey, we’re not complaining. Gaga took home the inaugural MTV Tricon Award, for being a triple icon in music, acting, fashion, and activism — which is actually four things, so you know how much she’s earned this award. Maybe MTV invented it just […]