Saddled with gendered conceptions of authenticity, today’s singer/songwriters blend fact and fiction in new and interesting ways Read more



Christian Lantry

Even beyond Kelly, dream hampton's six-part Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly contains important truths about the legal system, treatment of Black women and how violence perpetuates. Read more


With her new album Caution, Mariah Carey has been taking back her rightful spotlight as the queen of popular R&B. But why now? Read more


Paul McCartney just appeared on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke and released two songs from his upcoming album Egypt Station. Why is everyone ignoring his awful vocals? Read more

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Katy Perry released I Kissed A Girl a decade ago to heavy backlash from LGBTQIA+ communities. As the recent release of Rita Ora's Girls shows, the culture hasn't changed as much as we like to congratulate ourselves for. Read more


From 1991 to 1994, Wednesday nights at the Cameron House were a platform for some of today’s most talented singers, DJs, artists, directors and poets, including Director X and Divine Brown Twenty-five years later, Queen West has never been the same. Read more


Drake's I'm Upset video has definitively brought things back to his wheelhouse: fun, nostalgic fan service. So much for the Pusha T beef – there's a Degrassi reunion! Read more


Pusha T's Drake diss track The Story Of Adidon is petty, personal and as addictive as Benadryl before bed – and although I have all the time in the world for it, it leaves me very, very tired. Have I aged out of rap beefs? Read more


Janelle Monae's Pynk video raises the question: in the age of pussy hats and "pussy grabs back," why is the media avoiding the p-word when it comes to Monáe? Read more



Samuel Engelking

As #MeToo shines a spotlight on toxic masculinity, do I have to throw out my record collection? Read more




From Filipino-style spaghetti to crispy fried chicken, there's a reason why Filipino folks love Jollibee. Now that the fast-food chain is opening a Toronto location on April 1, one Filipino immigrant reflects on what this means to her. Read more


Giving myself permission was the hardest part Read more

Lifestyle 3 Comments

The popular green children's ogre, and star of Shrek: The Musical, embodies so much of what's rotten in our world Read more