The end of the year calls for reflection — hence our 2023 Popdust Music Awards, celebrating all of the terrific music we reveled in last year. And now, the beginning of the year is a time of anticipation. For that, they are 2024 Artists to Watch, which also means that Awards Season is right around the corner.

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Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Old Flannels — Lady Gaga & The Return of Dirtbag Style

Ripped jeans and converse at the 2023 Oscars? Post-post-grunge is here

Lady Gaga Performing at the 2023 Oscars

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We’ve spoken ad nauseum about the return of Y2K/90s fashion — with Gen Z spearheading this revival, the precise decades are blurred. But those eras weren’t all teeny tops and low-rise jeans. They’re also known for the formation of grunge, pop-punk, and absolutely filthy dirtbag style.

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Honey, the Heartthrobs Are Home

Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue has brought back the Age of Heartthrobs

Aaron Taylor Johnson and Austin Butler

Aaron Taylor-Johnson By Tinseltown via Shutterstock // Austin Butler by David Fisher // Shutterstock

For years, there’s been a void in Hollywood. Despite all the young, fresh talent parading along red carpets and across our screens, one type was missing: the quintessential heartthrob.

Heartthrobs of yore had a hold on me — and on pop culture in general. And there have always been jaw-droppingly gorgeous people in Hollywood. That’s part of its whole thing. But heartthrobs are in their own class. Their swoon-worthy looks combined with their out-of-this-world charisma place them in a league of their own. But where have all the heartthrobs gone?

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10 Most Memorable Outfits of the Oscars 2021

What we all watch the Oscars for: the outfits

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The 2021 Oscars aired on Sunday March 25th. They were the climax of a strange and socially distant awards season which provided many memorable moments and even more memorable looks.

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The Strangest Moments from the 2021 Oscars

This year was filled with some real doozies...

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In any given year, awards season is already painfully awkward.

Whether it be La La Land mistakenly receiving Best Picture or Jimmy Kimmel asking Steven Spielberg for weed, the Oscars are often riddled with puzzling moments. But after a year like this one, the 2021 Oscars were filled with some especially jarring moments that set the internet ablaze.

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This year, the Oscars attempted to host a semi-virtual ceremony that was supposed to play out like a movie.

It did this with mixed levels of success — until the ending.

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