Is This Thing On? Dialing into mental health with music

Hey everyone! It’s only week four of the semester, but you may already be starting to feel overwhelmed — I know I am. In this vein, today’s topic is a little more solemn from a lesser known rapper, Logic. When I think of Logic, I associate him with the genre of hip hop that boys in […]

2017 VMAs are equally praiseworthy, cringeworthy

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) had a tough road ahead of them going into this year’s show. First, they selected Katy Perry to host, because apparently producers forgot to ask a single person their opinion of Katy Perry this past year. Then, the show was slated to air at the same time as the season […]

‘Glory’ be to Britney Spears on her latest, greatest comeback

The decline and fall of Britney Spears represents one of the darkest periods in American pop culture. After emerging onto the scene as America’s bona fide pop princess of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Spears experienced a very public breakdown in 2007, which culminated in one deeply distressing night in which she shaved her head and […]

VMAs deliver some drama, epic Beyoncé performance

From Britney Spears and Madonna’s surprise make out to Kanye West crashing Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video acceptance speech to Nicki Minaj’s “Miley, what’s good?,” MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) have always been delightfully unpredictable. While nothing during this year’s show topped these infamous moments in the award show’s history, the 2016 VMAs, which aired […]