Simpson's Open Book is a more candid chronicle than Miss Americana, but each one offers a portrait of a young woman finding herself in the music industry in a different and revealing way.
There isn’t a lot of fresh insight into Bieber’s life or his art in his new YouTube documentary series Seasons.
The new series Killer Inside explores the role that queerness and denial might have played in Hernandez’s life, death, and crimes.
The memoirist helped set the stage for an entire era of confessional writing.
Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift embodied the contradictions of the decade in pop music.
By failing to contextualize their race and class, Bombshell overlooks how complicated the real women who ousted Roger Ailes are. (Contains spoilers.)
Unlike a lot of other men in pop, Styles’ willingness to indulge in fan service — and laugh at it — is what makes him such an effective star.
Reflections on Susan Sontag have yet to fully reckon with how fundamentally queerness shaped her writing and her life. Benjamin Moser’s controversial new biography Sontag finally begins that conversation.
Below Deck stars hot, relatable service workers subjected to the whims of the 1 percent. Is it any wonder it’s become Bravo's underdog hit?
Jawline on Hulu chronicles the real work that goes into the business of being an influencer — but it struggles to grapple with bigger questions about a new and troubling industry.
The teen singer transitioned from streaming darling to full-fledged pop star this summer. But is her success as groundbreaking as it seems?
Wedding content has been one of the biggest ways that mainstream culture celebrates white hetero femininity, so of course women from Elizabeth Taylor to Tana Mongeau have used it to their advantage.
Are Nick Jonas and Jason Momoa really being body-shamed?
Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other first-term members of Congress are calling attention to a toxic legacy of racism within the Democratic Party.
The sexually fluid season of Are You the One? explores the complexities of gender and desire in a way rarely seen on reality TV — or in pop culture, period.
The fan battle to #FreeBritney raises uncomfortable — and maybe unanswerable — questions that have long plagued her brand.
Two of pop’s biggest superstars seem unwilling to take any interesting risks.
Rocketman, though it at least acknowledges the queer nuances of Elton John’s life, shows how limited Hollywood’s approach to gay celebrity stories still is.
Vlogger Tati Westbrook is reaping the rewards of canceling her former friend James Charles — and cynically invoking anti-gay stereotypes to make her case.
The Netflix documentary Knock Down the House revolves around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which is its main selling point — but also a limitation.