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8 Takeaways From Hulu’s Surprise-Released Fyre Festival Doc

From what Ja Rule knew to Hulu shading Netflix’s rival doc.
anniversaries

Britney Spears’s …Baby One More Time Is Weirder Than You Remember

Revisiting Britney Spears’s debut album on its 20th anniversary.
music

How Bad Bunny Brought Latin Trap to the American Mainstream

And became a household name in the process.
  1. lawsuits
    Rihanna Sues Her Dad for Sullying the Fenty Name, Posing As Her AgentTrust no man.
  2. apologies
    All the Artists Who’ve Denounced R. KellyFrom Lady Gaga to John Legend to Jada Pinkett Smith.
  3. korean hip-hop
    A Brief History of Korean Hip-hopHow the genre came to Korea and changed the sound of K-pop forever.
  4. grammys 2019
    Alicia Keys Steps Up to Host 2019 GrammysShe becomes only the fifth woman to ever host the show.
  5. r kelly
    Chance the Rapper, Ciara, Pussycat Dolls Reportedly Removing R. Kelly CollabsThey join Lady Gaga and reportedly Céline Dion in scrubbing Kelly from the internet.
  6. takeaways
    8 Takeaways From Hulu’s Surprise-Released Fyre Festival DocFrom what Ja Rule knew to Hulu shading Netflix’s rival doc.
  7. baby no. 4
    Kim and Kanye Expecting Another Baby Boy ‘Sometime Soon’Via another surrogate.
  8. music
    Top That, Pitbull: Artist to Play Toto’s ‘Africa’ Forever in African DesertArtist Max Siedentopf will see your “Ocean to Ocean” from the Aquaman soundtrack, and raise you a permanent sound installation.
  9. streaming
    Céline Dion Reportedly Pulling R. Kelly Collab ‘I’m Your Angel’ From Streaming“I’m Your Angel” went No. 1 and was nominated for a Grammy.
  10. the industry
    R. Kelly and His Label Are Reportedly at a Bitter StalemateRCA/Sony won’t release new music from Kelly, but he’s still locked in a contract. Meanwhile, Illinois has denied Kelly a permit for a concert.
  11. r. kelly
    French Montana Walks Back Suggestion We Let R. Kelly Enjoy His ‘Legacy’ Already“Let me be clear. My heart is with the victims.”
  12. respect the classics
    Jimmy Page and Robbie Williams’s Neighborly Feud Reaches Spectacular CrescendoWilliams is apparently dressing up as Robert Plant (!) to taunt the guitarist.
  13. last night on late night
    50 Cent Insists His $3,000 Concert Power Move Against Ja Rule Wasn’t a Big DealHe bought the first four rows, just so they’d be empty.
  14. the festival circuit
    Where Do Music Festivals Go Now?What this year’s lineups tell us about the future of the music festival.
  15. surviving r kelly
    Crisis and PR Experts Are In Agreement About R. Kelly’s FutureThe Pied Piper of R&B needs to shut up, according to the pros.
  16. r kelly
    R. Kelly’s Chicago Studio to Be Inspected; His Lawyer Dodges QuestionsKelly is also supposedly suffering from panic attacks and contemplating fleeing to Africa.
  17. the law
    Troy Ave Gives Colorful Interview After Court Appearance “I could have been a dead celebrity.”
  18. anniversaries
    Britney Spears’s …Baby One More Time Is Weirder Than You RememberRevisiting Britney Spears’s debut album on its 20th anniversary.
  19. last night on late night
    Patti LaBelle Is Still Waiting for Elton John to Return Her TupperwareRude.
  20. surviving r kelly
    Lady Gaga Wants to Take Back Her R. Kelly CollaborationShe’s issued an apology and has removed the song from streaming services.
  21. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Ketchy the Great, Serengeti, and SameflannelIncluding late night missives, an intense solo debut, and, unexpectedly, a Jenny Lewis feature.
  22. music
    An Attempt at Defining Indie Music in the 2010sThe beginning of the ’00s offered multiple moments of major shifts in indie music, but this decade has been significantly murkier.
  23. frank ocean sighting
    Why Frank Ocean Gave Us the Gift of His Instagram“I feel like there was dissonance between how I was seen by the audience and where I was actually.”
  24. right click
    Lana Del Rey Is Writing More Candidly Than Ever“hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have — but i have it” is a career highlight.
  25. rock hall of fame
    Thom Yorke Will Clear His Schedule for the Oscars But Not the Rock Hall of Fame“We just don’t quite understand it.”
  26. woodstock
    We’re Getting Another Woodstock, Now With GlampingNot to be confused with that other anniversary festival, with TED Talks.
  27. music
    How Bad Bunny Brought Latin Trap to the American MainstreamAnd became a household name in the process.
  28. respect the classics
    Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh’s BFF Ascension: A TimelineThe cute story of a Beatle and an Eagle.
  29. last night on late night
    Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. Wants You to Take Bird Box–Inspired R. Kelly ChallengeFor those unable to stop streaming “Ignition (Remix).”
  30. takeaways
    5 Takeaways From Surviving R. KellyLifetime’s six-part docuseries isn’t billed as bulletproof evidence that will undoubtedly bring him to justice, but it is significant.
  31. the festival circuit
    Party Like It’s 2009 With the Strokes Headlining Governors BallThree days of muddy New York fun.
  32. surviving r. kelly
    Chance the Rapper Apologizes to Survivors for Working With R. Kelly“I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out.”
  33. tv review
    Surviving R. Kelly Is a Necessary Awakening, But It Asks the Wrong QuestionsThe docuseries walks the line between honoring these survivors’ memories and exploiting them.
  34. most anticipated 2019
    36 Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2019Tame Impala! Rihanna! Sharon Van Etten! Plus much more.
  35. viva las vegas
    Britney Spears Cancels Las Vegas Residency Due to Her Father’s Illness“It’s important to always put your family first … and that’s the decision I had to make.”
  36. vulture homepage lede
    The Trouble With Rock Songs About RockExamining the multiple failings that plague the rock n’ roll song about rock n’ roll.
  37. the festival circuit
    Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala Will Headline Coachella 2019Get your flower crowns ready.
  38. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Young Scooter, Shoreline Mafia, 21 Savage, and MoreAlso including some albums that slipped in at the end of 2018.
  39. the music industry
    Does the Surprise Album Release Still Work?Artists are trying everything to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.
  40. happy new year
    Watch Madonna’s Surprise New Year’s Eve Performance at Stonewall InnMadonna rang in 2019 with a crowd sing-along.
  41. gaga ooh lala
    Céline Dion Is on the Edge, the Edge of Losing Her Mind at Lady Gaga’s ConcertOne Vegas queen anointing another.
  42. burn it
    Justin Bieber Apologizes for Suggesting JoJo Siwa Should Set Her Car on Fire“I really hope you didn’t think it was malicious or mean spirited”
  43. concert review
    A Star Is Born Again: Lady Gaga’s Vegas Residency DazzlesShe was born to perform at this scale.
  44. a star is reborn
    Lady Gaga Is Reborn as a Las Vegas Robot WranglerDay one of her residency, complete.
  45. las vegas
    Lady Gaga Gives You a Sneak Peek of Her Las Vegas Residency EnigmaIt’s like you’re there! And an anime avatar!
  46. anniversaries
    Woodstock Is Coming Back More Hipster Than Ever, With TED TalksFrom “leading futurists and retro-tech experts.” Ho boy!
  47. 2018 in review
    2018: When Asian-American Art Became Its Own GenreIs Asian-American art simply Asian-American creators making work? Or is there something intrinsically Asian-American about the work?
  48. obama's best of 2018
    Take a Wild Guess What Barack Obama’s Favorite Book of 2018 WasPer usual, our cool president has good taste.
  49. black panther soundtrack
    Kendrick Lamar and SZA Settle Lawsuit With Artist Over ‘All the Stars’ VideoLina Iris Viktor claimed Lamar and SZA mimicked her paintings in the video after she denied them permission.
  50. tributes
    Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert to Include Céline Dion, Patti LaBelle, and MoreTyler Perry will host.
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