Why ‘Succession’ Had to Use Its Ultimate Trump Card
Making sense of what remains—emotionally and practically—after "Connor’s Wedding"
The Gorgeous, Sprawling Anti-nostalgia of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ocean Blvd’
Her ninth album, ‘Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,’ is sprawling, contemplative, and her most personal to date
‘Succession’ Knows Exactly What’s at Stake. Do Its Characters?
In its fourth and final season, the HBO drama will look to cement its legacy among the greats. Meanwhile, the Roy family fights over control that may not exist.
Forget the Men—the Engine of ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ Is Kerry Condon
Let’s make the case for an upset in Best Supporting Actress
The Man and the Machine: On 20 Years of 50 Cent and ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’
Two decades ago, the G-Unit leader released his debut album, a testament to an artist and an industry at their respective peaks. Within a few years, everything would be different for both of them.
Jean-Luc Godard, the Egoless Auteur
Godard, the French Swiss director who died Tuesday at 91, defined the idea of visionary filmmaker—but he was the first to tell you that his successes were owed to many
The State of Jay-Z and the “God Did” Verse
Paul Thompson joins Charles to discuss the legendary rapper’s feature on a new DJ Khaled track
“Rappers Don’t Fall Off”: Lupe Fiasco on Aging in Hip-Hop, Drill Music, and the Audience
Now 40, the Chicago MC has just released his best album in a decade and a half. We spoke with him about the project, his upcoming MIT course, and subverting the listeners’ expectations.
Why Travis Barker Became Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Drummer
The pop-punk king has a long relationship with hip-hop, but it’s not just for show
The Suffocating Excess of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’
The new biopic of the King does what’s totally unnecessary: clumsily bury the legend of Elvis under devices and metaphors