The 2020 State Of Pop Address

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Billie EilishThe #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »

There’s Never Been A Pop Song Quite Like Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

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Ariana GrandeIt all happened so fast — and it keeps happening faster. More »

New York Times Investigates Whether Ludacris Goes Grocery Shopping At An Unusual Frequency

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LudacrisMaybe you saw it last week: The viral Facebook post about Ludacris buying groceries for a stranger at Whole Foods. The writer Therra Gwyn Jaramillo had written, at length, about how, in a moment of financial desperation, a friend had given her a $250 gift certificate to the fancy-groceries emporium. But she’d picked … More »