Lana Del Rey-Azealia Banks feud escalates to threatening double negatives and sales pitches for soap

It’s like we always say: Never fuck with anyone comfortable practicing black magic on world leaders, or who knows where Elon Musk sleeps. That’s the only practical takeaway we can pull from the latest escalation in the social media war between singer Lana Del Rey and rapper Azealia Banks, which has now officially…

Drake, Neko Case, and a deluge of Kanye: The 38 most-anticipated albums of June

Following May’s especially strong lineup of releases, June brings long-awaited returns from Neko Case, Nas, Lykke Li, and Gang Gang Dance, as well as anticipated efforts from Drake, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Zeal & Ardor and promising debuts from Snail Mail and Juliana Daugherty. In hip-hop, it is undoubtedly the…

A comic, an album, and some nifty pocket journals

A few months ago, while editing Oliver Sava’s review of Saga #19, I got to the part about the menstruating walrus and rolled my eyes so loudly that books editor Andrea Battleground overheard me. She said that Saga was actually her favorite ongoing comic, and thus challenged, I borrowed her trade paperback of Vol. 1.…