Hannah Gadsby Announces Tour for New Show ‘Body of Work’

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has announced she’ll return to Australian stages from July, touring a brand-new show titled Body of Work. Though details are relatively scant on what the show will entail, it will follow a whirlwind couple of years for Gadsby, who became a worldwide sensation after her 2018 Netflix special Nanette, winning both an Emmy and a Peabody Award as a […]

Taylor Swift Gets Global Icon Award at 2021 Brit Awards

That 2015 win for international female solo artist is Swift’s only Brit Award to date, from six nominations. Swift has set many records on the U.K. charts, as she has in the U.S. and around the world. She is the only female artist in the 21st century to amass seven No. 1 studio albums on the Official U.K. Albums chart. […]

Review: A ‘Party in the Bardo’ for a City in Transition

New York City is in a liminal state: partially vaccinated while still in the grip of Covid-19; beckoning cautiously masked people outside with the blossoming spring; and reopening indoor performance venues at last, but with caveats that color every show with reminders of the continuing pandemic. This moment of in-betweenness is like “that scene in the movie when the prisoner […]

Mac Miller’s Family Share Disappointment In Unauthorised Biography, Urge Fans Not To Buy It

Mac Miller’s family has shared a statement expressing disappointment in an upcoming biography based on the late rapper’s life. His estate is urging fans not to purchase Paul Cantor’s Most Dope: The Extraordinary Life of Mac Miller. They released the statement, saying they’d recently discovered the book has been made available for pre-order. “This book is not authorized or endorsed […]

Where Is Country Music Making Room for Women?

For the last several years, the obstacles female performers face in country music have been widely documented and discussed, yet conditions haven’t improved much. The genre favors a handful of big stars, and offers few opportunities for growth to younger ones. That said, recently some rising singers — Gabby Barrett, Carly Pearce, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson — have found success […]