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Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married to a man from Colombia. She and her husband, she often informed us, were huge Shakira fans, as was all of Latin America. Sometimes, in an effort to expose us… More »

January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most “serious” Oscar contenders to be crammed in together towards the end of the year. This leaves January as the assumed garbage dump, the month-long wasteland where studios offload the projects they… More »

After an ambitious and awkward 90-minute production, the inaugural YouTube Music Awards have disappeared into a cloud of blue chalk dust. The ceremony, streamed live from a warehouse in New York, attempted to capture the madcap spirit of early MTV and only occasionally succeeded — and if success means a lot of eyeballs on the… More »

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That Dog. Share First New Song In 18 Years

After disbanding in 1997 and reuniting in 2011, alt-pop quartet That Dog. have just released their first new song in 18 years. “Mean What I…
Peter Helman | November 14, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Writes Essay About Abusive Ex For Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry has always been vocal about the misogyny she's seen in culture, giving pieces of her mind to 4Chan trolls and live-show
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 9:30 am

Homer Simpson & Lena Dunham Trip Out To Spacemen 3; Sonic Boom Is Psyched

The Simpsons has entered its 27th season, which means the writers have resorted to tactics like pretending the inane, odd partnership between Homer and Marge…
Caitlin White | September 29, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Lena Dunham Asked Hillary Clinton About Lenny Kravitz’s Penis

Lena Dunham and Girls' co-showrunner Jenni Konner are launching their email newsletter Lenny on 9/29. To promote it, Dunham has just shared a new Funny
Peter Helman | September 25, 2015 - 8:25 pm

Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video

Taylor Swift built the "Bad Blood" video to be a massive spectacle. On 5/7, she sent out the first poster featuring a character from it,…
James Rettig | May 17, 2015 - 8:17 pm

Watch Lil Jon, Fred Armisen, Devendra Banhart, & Lena Dunham In A “Turn Out For What” Voting PSA

There's a mid-term election this November, which means you, the American citizen, have the right to elect representatives to Congress (and probably a Senator too)…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Taylor Swift Wrote A Wall Street Journal Editorial About The Future Of The Music Industry

You might not think of Taylor Swift as a writer, but she's written or co-written every song that's appeared on any of her albums, and…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Watch Lena Dunham’s Interpretive Dance To Sia’s “Chandelier” On Seth Meyers

Up until now, the Australian singer-songwriter Sia has had greater success penning songs for other singers than for herself. She seems determined not to let…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 8:55 am

Watch The National Play SNL With Lena Dunham

The National made their SNL debut tonight in an episode hosted by Lena Dunham. The show featured cameos from Liam Neeson, Jon Hamm, and Fred…
Scott Lapatine | March 9, 2014 - 12:34 am

Watch Lena Dunham Tickle The National In Their SNL Promos

Lena Dunham and the National star in a Very Brooklyn Episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend. It will be a chance to see if…
Scott Lapatine | March 6, 2014 - 8:46 pm

The National To Play SNL With Host Lena Dunham

The National has performed on seemingly every late-night TV show there is, but they've never before graced the stage at Saturday Night Live. That will…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2014 - 11:52 am

Watch The YouTube Music Awards Feat. Performances By Arcade Fire, M.I.A., Earl Sweatshirt, & More

Grab some popcorn (but don't dare smear butter on that keyboard) and cozy up in front of your laptop screen because the inaugural YouTube Music…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Santigold – “Girls”

When Santigold contributed a new joint to the soundtrack of the HBO show Girls, she called the song, naturally enough, "Girls." The song will show…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2012 - 12:02 pm

The 8 Best Music Moments From HBO’s Girls

It sputtered a bit out of the gate — though that widespread sentiment might be the result of the impossibly enormous expectations placed on Lena…
Corban Goble | June 18, 2012 - 4:05 pm