Hands Off My Hardcore: An Examination of the 2020s “Breakcore” Revival
What is Breakcore? What is the “Amen Break” and why is it the most sampled sound in music history?
Anime Is an English Teacher’s Best Friend
Japanese animanga series 'Bungo Stray Dogs' is responsible for a microrevival of classic literature.
A Meditation on Finality: Albums About Death
As a the most final stage of human existence, death makes itself known most poignantly and articulately in art.
Revolution Girl Style Now!: Punk, Feminism, and Intersectionality
As an angsty teenage girl, little was as comforting to me as Alanis Morrissette's gritty voice and beautiful words.
A Watchable War: The Complications of Ukrainian Combat Footage
The ability to watch combat footage brings complications of morality and consumerism–especially regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Transcendent: Why Electronic Music Owes Everything to Trans Women
At the 65th annual Grammy Awards, German-born pop singer Kim Petras made history, and surprised millions of unaware viewers, in revealing...
American Venom: 'Red Dead Redemption II' in Retrospect
Rockstar Games' 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is a living example of evolution of Western-style video games' depictions of masculinity.
Lofi Girl & the Echoes of Japan
While the history of lofi may blend into the background (like the music itself), its influence remains, as ignorable as it is interesting.
Toxic: Drake, Future, and the Male Rap Persona
On 2014’s Monster, rap artist Future Hendrix was fighting demons, and it was completely unclear who was winning.
Do the Grammys Need a Renaissance?
By Micaeli Dym Photo Credits: Grammy.com Beyonce’s Renaissance has been discussed non-stop since its July release for its emphasis on...