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A lighthearted mid-’90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the intersection of physics, math, and philosophy, but watching 1994’s IQ is how I discovered that, theoretically, you can never truly get where you’re going. Matthau plays Albert Einstein, who spends… More »

The #1 song in America this week is “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. Much has been written about Skrillex and BloodPop’s role in crafting the track’s fizzy, dancehall-inflected beat. But before the producers got their hands on “Sorry,” its basic parts were manifested by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, the subjects of a recent New YorkMore »

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye’s supply kicking in. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — year-end list season — and the festivities continue today with the Week In Pop’s second annual rundown of the finest pop singles of the past 12 months. … More »

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Watch Madonna Play ’90s Hit “Take A Bow” For The First Time In 21 Years

Madonna's 1994 single "Take A Bow" is one of her biggest hits, but she's only performed it live a handful of times -- once at…
Peter Helman | February 4, 2016 - 11:05 pm
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Watch Madonna Cover “Rebel Rebel” In Tribute To David Bowie

David Bowie may have been the first pop star who was also a cool-hunting cultural chameleon, and in that, he has very few real successors.
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 8:51 am

The Year In Bananas

It's been a lifetime since Gwen Stefani was chanting "B-A-N-A-N-A-S," even longer still since the Velvet Underground and Nico drew on Warhol's interpretation of the…
James Rettig | December 10, 2015 - 12:37 pm
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Watch Madonna Perform In Paris Plaza In Tribute To Terror Attack Victims

Madonna gave an impromptu performance in Paris' Place de la Republique last night following her concert at Bercy arena. The Plaza has become a massive…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 10, 2015 - 9:53 am

Q&A: BloodPop (FKA Blood Diamonds) On The Indie/Pop Divide & Working With Grimes, Justin Bieber, & Madonna

When Justin Bieber released his almost-number-one single "Sorry" back in October, I wrote an impassioned screed on the song and Bieber's Redemption-era sound. "Sorry" was…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
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Adele: I Regret Working With Damon Albarn

Adele's in press mode in support of her upcoming album 25, and her first major profile is with Rolling Stone, who followed her around for…
James Rettig | November 3, 2015 - 11:14 am
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The Week In Pop: Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato Can Shake Their Disney Pasts, But Apparently Not Each Other

The stars of the Disney Channel's early-'90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:48 pm
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The Week In Pop: The 18 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of The Fall

We've been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music's biggest names, and it's looking like many of them will finally arrive…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
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DJ Win Butler Brought Out Madonna & Diplo In Montreal Last Night

Earlier this summer Diplo, Skrillex, and two of Arcade Fire's most prominent members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne were hanging out together in the studio.
Caitlin White | September 11, 2015 - 10:37 am

The Week In Pop: Jordin Sparks Makes The Leap

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off…
Chris DeVille | August 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm
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Tidal Not Dead Yet, Says Madonna

The rollout of Jay Z's Tidal streaming service hasn't been especially smooth since its March launch, and things are going to be especially difficult for…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Little Wings – “Live To Tell” (Madonna Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

I've been foisting Little Wings' excellent new album Explains on anyone who gives me even the slightest opening. It's by no means a break with…
Caitlin White | July 16, 2015 - 9:42 am

Amy Schumer To Open For Madonna

Amy Schumer is the best! Madonna is an icon, and one time very, very long ago was considered the best! And the two of them…
James Rettig | June 18, 2015 - 12:36 pm
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Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: "Bitch I'm Madonna." This is one of…
Caitlin White | June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
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Jagged Little Pill Turns 20

Society taught me that a woman should be quiet. The church I was raised in taught me that anger was a sin. Alanis Morissette taught…
Caitlin White | June 12, 2015 - 9:38 am
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Tidal’s Artist Bios Are Unforgiving, But So Are iTunes’

Earlier today someone tweeted a Reddit link into my timeline that seized upon the idea that Tidal bios were shady. Perusing the few they'd collected…
Caitlin White | May 21, 2015 - 5:36 pm
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Madonna Wishes She Hadn’t Made Out With Drake At Coachella

The most talked-about moment from the first Coachella weekend came at the end of Madonna's surprise appearance during Drake's headlining set. After singing a couple…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 9:54 am
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