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Soundtracking a Coming of Age

Rez Dogs music supervisor Tiffany Anders and showrunner Sterlin Harjo sought a “DIY quality” for the sound of the series.
album review

Doja Cat Is Fighting Fires of Her Own Creation

On Scarlet, the rapper, singer, and internet terror channels negative comments into some of the best work of her career.

‘I Don’t Want to Be Erased’

Frustrated by his failing health and fretting about his own legacy, Lou Reed spent his final days intent on making something “really astonishing.”
  1. vulture jr.
    Baby Khaled, Li’l Lil Baby, and More Kids Take Over ‘Supposed to Be Loved’In a G-rated music video premiering on Nickelodeon.
  2. custody battle.exe
    Grimes Sues Elon Musk for Parental RightsShe previously implied Musk would not let her see their youngest son.
  3. vulture asks
    Who Should Play Sphere Next?Because U2 has to vacate sometime.
  4. workaholics
    So You Thought BTS Was Going on Break? LOL.Jung Kook’s golden debut album is on the horizon.
  5. on the record
    Everything Keefe D Has Publicly Said About Tupac’s MurderThe South Side Crips member was charged in the 1996 killing.
  6. i’m that girl
    Beyoncé Brings the Mute Challenge to a Theater Near YouLook around, everybody (cell phones) on mute.
  7. chat room
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  8. vulture sports
    Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce: Complete Dating Rumor TimelineSwift brought a squad to the football game, including Sophie Turner and Hugh Jackman.
  9. hottieween
    Megan Thee Pumpkin Welcomes You to Spooky SeasonIt’s October 1, so of course Megan Thee Stallion has a pumpkin on her head.
  10. comebacks
    Lil Tay Drops New Music, New AllegationsOn Instagram Live, she accused her father of abuse, neglect, and planning to fake her death.
  11. crime
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  12. homages
    We Guess U2 Just Really Likes Las VegasJudging by the band’s new song, “Atomic City.”
  13. theater review
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  14. height hierarchy
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  15. crime
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  16. hip hop 50
    Every Drake Music Video, Ranked From Worst to BestInsert “Started From the Bottom” joke here.
  17. switched on pop
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  18. wellness
    Britney Just Wanted to Dance Like ShakiraDoesn’t make her a criminal.
  19. the law
    Lizzo Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit from Former DancersIn a formal denial of the allegations against her.
  20. the chew deal
    Cardi B Gives a WWII-Era History Lesson on Hot OnesShe’s an FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt stan.
  21. pemdas era over
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  22. unbothered
    Ice Spice ‘Didn’t Really Care’ About What Matty Healy Said on That Podcast“He apologized to me a bunch of times. We’re good.”
  23. epic fails
    Bandcamp Got Sold AgainAs its former owner, Epic, lays off 16 percent of staff.
  24. my single is dropping
    Ah, the Sweet Sounds of Lady Gaga With the Rolling StonesAnd Stevie Wonder on keys, casually.
  25. respect the classics
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  26. scene report
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  27. health updates
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  28. the law
    Cher Accused of Hiring Men to Abduct her Son in 2022The accusation comes in court documents filed by Elijah Blue Allman’s estranged wife.
  29. mess
    What Happens Next in Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s Custody Battle?Perhaps no more talk of “international child abduction.”
  30. the swift syllabus
    A Swiftie’s Guide to Travis Kelce and Football in GeneralYou might say he’s the Taylor Swift of tight ends.
  31. vulture sports
    Travis Kelce Thought Taylor Swift Was ‘Ballsy’ For Coming to His GameAnd that’s all he’s saying on that.
  32. energy
    Megan Thee Stallion Shared a Stage With Her Idol“Bitch … I performed with Beyoncéeeeee!”
  33. q&a
    PJ Harvey Changed Her Mind About Touring“I had to ask myself, ‘Is this still the best contribution I have to give?’ And I think the answer is yes.”
  34. into it
    Hip-Hop at 50 Still Has a Long Way to GoThe genre faces a midlife crisis as it reckons with the homophobia and misogyny that have been present since its inception.
  35. disrespect the classics
    Cyndi Lauper Diagnoses Jann Wenner As Senile“I really, really think it’s so wrong.”
  36. nerd alert
    Is Disney Trying to Retcon the Weirdest Music Genre in Star Wars?What on earth (or Tatooine) is jatz?
  37. vulture sports!
    The NFL Is Shipping Travis Kelce and Taylor SwiftIt probably doesn’t help that Swift just attended a Chiefs game and sat next to Kelce’s mom.
  38. yeah yeah yeah!
    Usher to Serenade Us at the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime ShowThe news was confirmed by the NFL, Deion Sanders, Odell Beckham Jr., Marshawn Lynch, and … Kim Kardashian?
  39. up dog
    A Blonde Dares to Ask a Non Blonde What’s Going On?In Dolly Parton’s new cover featuring Linda Perry.
  40. in the 666
    Doja Cat’s Most Satanic Scarlet Lyrics, RankedHow devilish does she get?
  41. fiber optics
    The Screen Sweaters Forever Stitched Into Our MindsFrom the worlds of knit-flicks and purl-stige TV.
  42. a long talk
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  43. rumors
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  44. on that demon time
    Doja Cat Let Scarlet LooseAnd dropped a very pink music video for “Agora Hills.”
  45. “slut!” for handwriting
    Decoding Taylor Swift’s Teeny-Tiny Handwriting*flips open notebook*
  46. the law
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  47. videology
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  48. narcocorridos
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  49. the festival circuit
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  50. the festival circuit
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