Why Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Tour Is Her Finest Yet

Why Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Tour Is Her Finest Yet

The biggest moment in Taylor Swift‘s amazing Reputation stadium tour turns out to be one of the quietest. Near the end of the night, Swift sits at the piano by herself to play a few elusively familiar chords. “You might be wondering why there are so many snakes everywhere,” she says. The song she’s playing […]

Then the Censors Came for Rap Music

Then the Censors Came for Rap Music

Last week, Larry Moneta, Duke’s vice president of student affairs, stopped into his regular coffee shop in the student center, Joe Van Gogh, for a hot tea and a vegan muffin. The business was streaming music on Spotify, per usual, and as the university administrator stood waiting in line, “Get Paid” by Young Dolph happened […]

Picasso canvas sells for $115 million at record breaking Christie's auction

Picasso canvas sells for $115 million at record breaking Christie's auction

Bidding representatives take bids from buyers during an auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Christies in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) With a flurry of bids on Tuesday evening, Christie’s jumped into the record books. This week, the New York City auction house is hosting a three-day […]

'I went through some really low times': Taylor Swift breaks silence about social media backlash

'I went through some really low times': Taylor Swift breaks silence about social media backlash

Taylor Swift performs during the Reputation Stadium Tour opener at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8. (Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP) Taylor Swift is finally ready to talk about the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Snapchat incident of 2016. Or at least the aftermath. During the kickoff concert of her Reputation Stadium Tour on Tuesday night in Glendale, […]

Markle had a Hollywood-but-humble youth before royalty rang

Markle had a Hollywood-but-humble youth before royalty rang

by Andrew Dalton and Marcela Isaza | AP by Andrew Dalton and Marcela Isaza | AP May 9 at 3:20 AM LOS ANGELES — Meghan Markle’s road to royalty ran through Hollywood. The American actress set to marry Prince Harry May 19 spent her formative years in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood, a more working-class place than its […]