Did Taylor Swift Tease the Rerecorded Release of ‘1989’?

Taylor is, of course, at the beginning of a journey that will see her rerecord her catalog, starting with the recently-released Fearless (Taylor’s Version). During her spot on late-night TV, Taylor referenced 1989 and “Shake It Off,” one of its hits. There’s no argument, 1989 is in the pipeline. Though amateur sleuths are peeling back the layers, they’ve crunched the […]

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

The New York Botanical Garden, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas, are among 225 beneficiaries of new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities that were announced on Wednesday. The grants, which total $24 million, will support projects at museums, libraries, universities and historic sites in 45 states, as well as in Washington […]

Lucy Dacus Announces New Album ‘Home Video’

Lucy Dacus has today announced details around her highly anticipated third studio album, Home Video, marking her first solo offering in three years. The announcement of the new album is accompanied by the release of Dacus’ latest single, ‘Hot & Heavy’, which is a guitar-fuelled dream as opposed to the subdued and devastating heartbreak of previous single ‘Thumbs’. “I thought I […]

Rod Wave and Lil Tjay, Two Brands of Sing-Rap With Different Bite

“Tombstone,” from the excellent new Rod Wave album “SoulFly,” is a startling soul hymn about unshoulderable weight. Wave, 21, is a tender singer deploying the cadences of a rapper, and on this song he finds a way to sing — about the burdens of fame and how they are simply high-priced replacements for the burdens that came before fame — […]