Trevor Noah Schools Kanye West: Black Women Are Not Brainwashed

One of the finest segments in late-night television is Between the Scenes, an interstitial bit wherein a money-chasing prophet of sorts on his new Christian-tinged album (and a recent interview with Big Boy, West claimed that Democrats have brainwashed black Americans into voting for them and force them to abort their children. He also took aim at hip-hop culture, claiming, The culture has you so focused on fucking somebody elses bitch and pulling up in a foreign [car] and rapping about things that can get you locked up and then saying you about prison reformCmon, man. This a free man talking. Noah couldnt believe his eyes. I was watching that, and I was like, are you shitting me? Like, of …

Lana Del Rey Mourns the American Dream on Norman Fucking Rockwell

Sometime in early 2012, I was petting a llama while on a 16-hour acid trip in the Incan ruins of the mountains of Cusco, Peru. When I eventually made my way back to my hostel, I saw that the boy I had spent all of that summer desperately in love with had just changed his status to in a relationship. That was the moment when I found Lana Del Rey, or rather, she found me. I crawled into bed and put on Video Games to soothe my broken heart and monumental hangover, and played it on repeat until she lulled me to sleep. Lanas dreamy electronic pop ballads have always felt like a heartsore comedown, and she continues this on …

Taylor Swift: I was literally about to break

The singer spills on feuds, fame, failure and why shes taking on the president Taylor Swifts Nashville apartment is an Etsy fever dream, a 365-days-a-year Christmas shop, pure teenage girl id. You enter through a vestibule clad in blue velvet and covered in gilt frames bursting with fake flowers. The ceiling is painted like the night sky. Above a koi pond in the living area, a narrow staircase spirals six feet up towards a giant, pillow-lagged birdcage that probably has the best view in the city. Later, Swift will tell me she needs metaphors to understand anything that happens to me, and the birdcage defies you not to interpret it as a pointed comment on the contradictions of stardom. Swift, …