From Beyoncé singing Martin Luther King’s favorite gospel song to Kanye, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney teaming up for what is sure to be a performance dripping in denim, this Sunday’s Grammys offer a number of reasons to watch that have little to do with the awards themselves. But most importantly, between inter-generational collaborations that no one asked for, the Recording Academy will give out statues, many of them to the same group of superstars they recognize every year. He, we weigh artistic merit versus the past voting habits of Grammy voters to name who should win — and predict who actually… Read More
How many miles to Brooklyn?
Three score miles and ten—
Can I get there by subway at night?
Yes, and back again—
If your feet are nimble and light
You can get there by subway at night.
It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes me lose my breath, when New York began for me, but I cannot sit this ass on the moment it ended, can never cut through what gets so confusing, baby, to the exact place on the page where the heroine is a grown woman — and can do whatever she wants. … Read More
Chocolate! Flowers! Little beady-eyed bears holding plush hearts! No, put down your sugarcoated wallets: these are no gifts for the culture connoisseur you so ardently adore. Instead, why not earn your kisses with something a little more creative, a little more interesting, and (probably) a little more useful? Here’s a selection of romantic and culturally relevant V-Day gifts for your plugged-in sweetie. You’re… Read More
ELLE’s March cover story appears to be full of candid tidbits from Katy Perry, including but not limited to her… Read More
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have left Tribeca. Though it’s doubtful (but in this day and age, almost plausible) that Beyoncé… Read More
When a big part of your brand is being so self-empowered as to become, in the eyes of the public, “Queen… Read More
A few months back, with what we intended to be a wink, Flavorwire brought you a playlist of misandry anthems that explored some of the stronger reactions to the patriarchy through song. Of course, not every song written from the female perspective qualifies as such, or, indeed, factors in men at all. Some aim to explore what it means to be a woman in a relation to other women, be it our friends or mothers or children. Many take society’s expectations, beauty standards, and double standards to task. Through these 25 songs, we explore just a few facets of what it means to be a woman navigating the… Read More
Think you can remember when Michael Jackson took the stage? Or the highest rated Halftime show? Play Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Trivia and find out! And for more ways to get hyped for #Halftime, enter for your chance to win epic game day hookups from Pepsi, GrubHub/Seamless, and Flavorpill! … Read More
It’s a December tradition here at Flavorwire that we take a look at Pitchfork’s Top 10 Songs of the Year, and think about what they might say about the generation who’s listening to them. This year’s Top 10 is a diverse selection that perhaps reflects the disconnected and fractured nature of the year that saw their release — so anyway, join us as we overanalyze and overthink just what it might all mean. … Read More