CULTURE

How the Beyoncé and Jay Z Controversy Shows Gen Z's Money Priorities

Apps like Cleo appeal to the demand for the relatable over aspirational.

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When the new Tiffany's campaign was unveiled, reactions were mixed.

Tiffany's, the iconic jewelry brand which does not (despite what some might be misled to believe) in fact serve breakfast, featured Jay Z, Beyoncé, and a rare Basquiat painting in their recent campaign.

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Film Lists

9 Best Nostalgic Deep Cuts to Watch On Disney+

What to Watch When You're Not Waiting for the Next Episode of "Loki"

So you finally caved and got a Disney+ account. Or maybe you finally convinced your roommate/friend/parent to give you their password.

Whether you needed access to the exclusive content to watch Beyonce's Black Is King, Taylor Swift's Long Pond Sessions, Marvel's WandaVision (no, there will not be a Season Two unfortunately), or even High School Musical: The Musical: The Series because you're regrettably into that "drivers license" song (this is a safe space, you can admit it), you have it now, and it can be overwhelming to figure out what to watch when your series binge is over.

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Music Features

Did the 2021 Grammys Suck Less Than Usual?

Beyoncé made history, Megan Thee Stallion brought down the house — is it just me, or were the Grammys actually OK this year?

No matter how invested you might be in the nominees, one thing's for certain year after year: Music's Biggest Night is pretty much guaranteed to be a bit of a disappointment.

From awkward performances to some truly unforgivable snubs, the Grammy Awards have become less like a celebration and more like an annual car accident you just can't look away from. Critics and musicians alike have gone on-record to say that, no matter what, the Grammys are pretty much guaranteed to suck in some capacity. The added requirement to make this year's show socially distanced seemed like a recipe for disaster… Except, it ended up being surprisingly tolerable.

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The music video is a very specific art form that many appreciate, but few really take the time to explore.

While you may have a quick answer to the question of the hottest music video you've ever seen, we doubt you could rank the hottest of all time. From Beyonce to Prince, we've made a definitive ranking of the ten steamiest music videos ever made.

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TV News

Are You Dreaming This?: Donald Glover's Amazon Deal Proves That 2021 Is Just a Weird Dream

Why would a remake of Mr. and Mrs. Smith star Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge?

Things just seem a bit off lately, don't they? Not quite real?

If you're not feeling it yet, that might be because you haven't yet looked into the insane eight-figure deal that Donald Glover just signed with Amazon.

Previously we talked about how Armie Hammer's disturbing DMs and Elizabeth Smart on "Masked Dancer" were signs that this whole year might be a fever dream. But with the new details of writer-producer-actor-rapper-comedian Donald Glover's massive deal with Amazon, we can now confirm that the events of 2021 are all in your head.

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Sports

Iconic Black Culture Moments: Beyoncé Crashes Coldplay's Super Bowl Halftime Show

Beyoncé performing "Formation" at Super Bowl 50 ushered in a new era of Beyoncé, and a new era of Black politics in mainstream music

In 2013, Beyoncé performed at the Superbowl.

As we’ve previously reflected, "After years of Boomer legacy acts getting the prestigious Super Bowl halftime slot (alongside, yes, the Black Eyed Peas, but the less said about them the better), Beyonce took the the stage at Super Bowl XLVII as both the most relevant and most beloved performer to grace the stage in a decade."

Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance came before her December 2013 surprise album, Beyoncé, which ushered in a new era of Beyoncé and a new culture of music drops and feminism and politics in mainstream pop music. Performances of the 2013 album included the legendary VMA performance wherein Beyoncé stood with the word "feminist" displayed behind her, which at the time was brave and controversial for a Black woman with her level of commercial success.

But we didn't know this as she sang her old hits in February 2013. And we didn't know in December 2013 that years later she would be back again with even more unabashed politicism and back at the Super Bowl in 2016 with "Formation."

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