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Modern, popular, and iconic pop culture moments in music. From current events, to trending topics and more.

Jaden Bricker4 months ago
Shut Up About Phones at Concerts
Go to any live performance of an artist from thirty years ago or more and you’ll see that one comment. In fact, you’ll see several comments just like this one.
Kendall Earl4 months ago
Respect for BTS and ARMY
With worldwide superstars BTS appearing on multiple shows and speaking at the UN; the world's attention has been on ARMY and the band. The Love Yourself Campaign was created to fight violence and prom...
Sammi Curran4 months ago
10 Underrated BTS Songs
BTS has no shortage of songs. They have new albums more frequently than it is humanly possible. Thanks to this, we get a barrage of BTS hits quite often, along with multiple music videos to accompany ...
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Rebecca 4 months ago
Why People Need to Stop Criticizing White Rappers
Lately, we've all seen a ton of divide among everyone about race. This argument has been especially highlighted because of all the police brutality, new president, and immigration laws. It is really i...
Style Idol Closet4 months ago
EXO | Favorite Ranking
I must begin by stating that I only included the nine members that are part of the current member line. When I really started getting into K-pop and found out of EXO, there were already nine members. ...
Heerin Park4 months ago
K-Pop Songs to Feel Better
K-pop is a genre that is the generalized term for Korean pop. Although there are such things as K-rock and K-indie and such. But overall a lot of people generalize it as K-pop. And like western music, there are certain songs that would make someone happy, sad, angry, etc. And because K-pop is my favorite genre... here are the top ten songs that I listen to so I could feel better. Please note, this list is compiled of songs that personally make me feel better. BTS - "I'm Fine" If you read the rev...
Heerin Park4 months ago
KCON'18NY
So earlier this year, I actually experienced my first KCON ever. No I didn't go to the concert if you're wondering. Mostly because it was already sold out when I was planning to go. But that's okay be...
Blake O'Connor4 months ago
The 13 Trippiest Electronic Music Videos You Need to See
Electronic music is often associated with altered states of consciousness. Distortion, surrealism, full-on abstraction, or psychedelic animation describe the variations of creative characteristics for...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
20 Most Difficult Songs to Sing
The music industry may be marketed pretty heavily, but all the big-label marketing in the world can't make up for a good voice. Even with record labels like EMI behind you, you'll still need an amazin...
Emily 5 months ago
Music: Culture and Soul
Music. The most important thing in the world (apart from breathing of course). But in this age of auto tuning and technology so advanced that no musicians have gone near it, I struggle to think of wha...
Laura Klonowski5 months ago
Sarah Darling Asks Fans for Album Title Ideas
Sarah Darling is a much loved country music artist from Iowa. The 35-year-old songstress has been living and working in Nashville since she was 19 and over the past two years she has become a treasure...
Katana Haley5 months ago
Decoding Childish Gambino's 'This Is America'
At Vanity Fair, Austin Collins’ review of Childish Gambino’s “This is America” analyzes the artistry and reveals the deeper meaning behind the quick flashes of explicitly consequential imagery. The multi-hyphenated entertainer Donald Glover dropped a bombshell video sparking a flurry of conversation around the topics of American life, gun control, racism, and most importantly, negating the existence of these issues for voguish diversions. America at large would rather be pacified rather than clo...
Josh Bennett 6 months ago
Is Rock N' Roll Dead?
I call it the auto-tune age. The present, nowadays, for today the sound of perfectly in key mumble rappers loom. The mainstream, as they call it, is filled with non-worthy 'beat-tapes' and meaningless...
Lynn C.6 months ago
A Letter to The Late Jonghyun
Dear Jonghyun, I miss you dearly. Nothing has been the same since you left us last December. I find myself still thinking of you daily. Most people say that it's stupid or dumb that I cry over a celebrity. I still wear your ring everyday and keep that signed picture on display. You had made an impact on my life whether I had known you personally or not. The band you were in, SHINee, was one of the first bands that I got into and honestly you really stood out to me. You had the most unique voice ...
Amir Royale6 months ago
Artists & Audiences (1.1)
1988, Garvey High School. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor chills in a lunchroom with his soon to be A Tribe Called Quest brethren, Kamaal “Q-Tip” Fareed and Ali Muhammad. It’s their senior year. The boys are just “lounging,” as Phife puts it quirkily, watching some of the flyest “honeys” around the block walk by them. Phife becomes infatuated with one of the girls– a femme fatale by the name of Flo– and in the coming days learns a valuable lesson in how misogyny and sexism can easily be flipped upon m...
Hannah V6 months ago
Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft was born on April 3rd 1991 (making her 27, as of this year) in LA, California, to actor/comedian Jamie Alcroft, from Ohio, and Canadian figure skater, Sarah Kawahara, who is of J...
Is BTS Slowly Breaking the K-Pop Stereotype in the United States?
If you're ever on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or any social media site - really, there's a very high likelihood that you've stumbled upon at least a couple of photos or videos regarding the globally recognized boy group, BTS. Love them or hate them, you have to admit that the world is curious about them. From their comeback stage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards to having their newest album Love Yourself: Tear debut at number one on the US charts, there's nothing stopping the band from becomi...
Chants Bartrup6 months ago
Race, Femininity, and Music Videos
Many investigations have been conducted regarding the representations of gender (for example Wallis, [2010]) and race (Conrad, Dixon, and Zhang [2009]) in music videos. As Cara Wallis notes, music vid...