• Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.

    Associated Press44 mins ago
  • Audiocassettes are making a comeback

    They probably owe a lot to hipsters.

    Fortune
  • 'Take On Me' singers A-ha reunite with new album

    Norwegian band A-ha, whose "Take On Me" track remains one of the most popular songs from the 1980s, are reuniting temporarily, releasing their first new material in six years. The band split after a worldwide tour in 2010 and vocalist Morten Harket, keyboardist Magne Furuholmen and guitarist Paul…

    Reuters
  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug 21, to Thursday, Aug. 27, via Facebook, ...

    Associated Press
  • The Politics Of N.W.A. And Hip Hop Feminism

    "Straight Outta Compton," the biopic of hip-hop group N.W.A., seems to have struck a nerve amid a steady stream of highly publicized police violence toward black men. The film frames the group as political artists who verbalized an experience that had yet to be articulated; Ice Cube has called…

    Huffington Post
  • Power, pot, and the presidency: breaking down Kanye's VMA speech

    Jamieson Cox: Kanye West was in rare form at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. After being handed the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award by benevolent monarch Taylor Swift — a neat flip of their interaction on the same stage six years ago, when West stormed up to defend Beyoncé’s work at…

    The Verge
  • White House Reacts to Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Bid

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest jokingly reacted to a possible Kanye West Wing. The 38-year-old rapper announced at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, upon accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, that he plans to run for president in 2020. While speaking to reporters aboard…

    ETonline