| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Between Taylor Swift’s “sudden” revelation that she actually is a feminist and Beyonce’s seizure-inducing glittertastic celebration at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards, it seems the term is making a mainstream comeback. Or...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:10 PM
For the better part of the past decade, country music aimed at young listeners has been (despite big sales) neither good, nor really country, and even worse when performed live.
Hunter Hayes changes all that. He's a talented singer and even better...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Taylor Swift doesn't have the time or energy for love right now.
The "Shake It Off" singer's love life has given rise to blog fodder and punch lines for years, but the 24-year-old recently revealed that she hasn't dated anyone since breaking up with...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The fall always brings a windfall of new music, and this year is no exception. Albums are expected by everyone from Taylor Swift to Shellac, and Jason Aldean to Aphex Twin. Prince is back in a big way, and the dream team is at it again — who else...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Booty, beauty, beats and Kate Bush. Below, a rundown of some of what happened this week in popular music.
-- A few decades from now, when music historians are writing the tome of Los Angeles in the early part of the century, two names will be at the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:17 PM
In theory, I shouldn’t be a Garth Brooks fan.
I grew up in Washington state, which isn’t exactly the capital of the Bible Belt. Other country artists I enjoy are all women: the Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift. And I’m...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few years ago Adam Levine had some tough words for MTV ahead of its annual Video Music Awards spectacle.
“The VMA's. One day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand,” the Maroon 5 frontman wrote...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Well, well, well. The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are back, airing live at 6 p.m. PDT/9 p.m. EDT on Sunday. And if the ceremony is anything like last year’s, we’ll have weeks of delicious fodder if there’s a Miley Cyrus-Robin Thicke...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:45 PM
In the opening moments of Taylor Swift’s new dance-heavy video for “Shake It Off,” mainstream America’s favorite singer thematically moves from white to black to gray, from ballerina to B-girl to modern dancer.
| Aug 25, 2014
We stayed out of the argument last week over rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s claim that Berks County native Taylor Swift’s video for her new “song” -- “Shake It Off” – was “patently offensive.” After all, how...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:33 AM
By Piya Sinha-Roy
INGLEWOOD, Calif., Aug 22 (Reuters) - Blood, buttocks,
snakes and angry rants are just some of the surprises served up
by the MTV Video Music Awards over the last three decades, and
as Sunday's ceremony looms, there is stiff competition...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:33 AM
The weekend fare aims to get viewers talking. The highlights:
1. "True Blood," 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO
The end has come for Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in an episode called "Thank You." She contemplates life without Bill (Stephen Moyer). Viewers also...