music
beyonce
Apparently I hadn’t gotten the memo about it being mandatory for all women of the African Diaspora to be eternal fans of Beyoncé Knowles.
music
I know it's hard, but please, please, please play the game with me. Pick!
how not to be a dick
Usually people, especially adults, have tact when they don’t like something you like, but with Hanson, some kind of neon sign must appear over my head, flashing “YOU’RE ALLOWED TO BE A DICK BECAUSE LOLZ, HANSON. THAT’S NOT A REAL BAND.”
christmas music
I've been known to shout "Nooooooooooo!" after starting a car and having the radio greet me with a late-'90s boy-band rendition of an age-old Christmas carol I didn't like in the first place.
music
I was asked this question by a stranger I met in LA a few weeks ago. And I think it might possibly be the best question of all time.
songs
You will not get through this list without getting pissed off at least once.
in

Jun 6, 2014 at 12:30pm | 404 comments

cheating songs
Maybe those ARE the best songs about cheating cheaters ever, but I think we can do better.
music
I remember the crinkle of the plastic wrap on the very first cassette that belonged solely to me, instead of being something I'd "borrowed" from my parents.
in

May 16, 2013 at 10:00am | 323 comments

beyonce
NEWS FLASH, Y’ALL: The right to be sexy ends when you pop a child out of your body!
in

Jan 27, 2014 at 5:30pm | 317 comments

racism
Everything. Everything is wrong with it. Please, somebody post kitten pictures in comments? PLEASE. I AM BEGGING YOU.
aging
HOW DOES SUCH A YOUNG MAN HAVE SO MANY TATTOOS ALREADY?
in

Oct 16, 2013 at 1:00pm | 303 comments

music
Intent doesn't mean much when what you're doing is still causing damage by perpetuating racist stereotypes.
in

Nov 14, 2013 at 12:30pm | 280 comments

music
MUSIC WILL ALWAYS FIX ME. Even if it's only for three minutes or so.
music
There are already enough pleasurable things we feel guilty about, let’s not add music, books, and movies to the list.
rape
One writer's done a disconcerting line-by-line analysis of Robin Thicke's lyrics alongside images of rape victims holding up signs of things their attackers said during their assaults.
media
If something exists digitally, I have probably at least tried to obtain it illegally.
ginuwine
As we've all been there once or twice or three times, can we at least laugh about it? Maybe a weird, sad laugh, like, "HA! Ha... haaaaaa."
music
It’s important to live one’s life as if it’s a movie, complete with an appropriate soundtrack.
in

Nov 5, 2013 at 5:00pm | 227 comments

rap
When this article was first conceived, I intended to make the argument that my love for rap is pure and therefore should be allowed to thrive unchallenged.
kids are weird
I play a little Vampire Weekend, and these are the first words out of the little one's mouth: "Can you put on 'Gangnam Style'?" It hurts my heart.
lying
I’ve uttered some pretty ridiculous half-truths to try and maintain some sort of “indie cred.”