Italian government playing like it's not going to let Beyoncé film at any ancient landmarks she goddamn wants

Like a modern-day Alexander The Great—or possibly Carmen Sandiego—Beyoncé has made it clear she intends to leave her mark on as many of the world’s most important cultural sites as humanly possible. Now—in the wake of renting out the Louvre for her “Apeshit” video with husband JAY-Z (tours now available!)—Queen Bey…

The Louvre is now offering Beyoncé-based tours, so there's some good shit to see there at last

After years of serving as little more than a backdrop for Tom Hanks and his wigs to stare blankly at messily constructed anagrams, Paris’ Louvre museum is finally getting some content for the rest of us to enjoy. Relenting to the unstoppable buzz of the Bey-hive, Pitchfork reports that the museum has now started…

The best albums of 2018 so far

As arbitrary as the demarcation of New Year’s Day is, it’s always thrilling to watch a new year in music take shape. While it’s often slow going in the earliest weeks, our first serious best-of contender arrived in the earliest hours of 2018 via Jeff Rosenstock’s vital, politically charged POST-. By the spring, we had…

Everything Is Love is big enough for Beyoncé and JAY-Z both

It’s tempting to view Everything Is Love as the conclusion of a trilogy begun with Lemonade, Beyoncé’s revelatory 2016 exploration of JAY-Z’s infidelity. But that narrative didn’t need a sequel, let alone a trilogy; it was self-contained, resolution and all. Jay told his side of the story on last year’s sober, soulful …

Here's a brief history of celebrities trademarking their kids' names, in honor of DJ Khaled and his "toddler mogul" son

Internet celebrity and music producer DJ Khaled made headlines this week—the non-getting-dunked-on-by-Jack-White kind, for once—with his announcement that he intended to trademark the name of his 18-month-old son, Asahd. And while promises of Asahd-branded “cosmetics, clothing, video games, children’s books, pacifiers…

Destiny's Child reunited last night during Beyoncé's Coachella set

Not everyone is cool enough to have gone to Coachella this weekend, but those of us who weren’t there didn’t miss out on anything too spectacular—except, of course, for what sounds like a huge headlining performance from Beyoncé. As reported by Spin, she got an assist from JAY-Z early on for “Déjà Vu” and Solange…

Thank god: Journalists think they've finally cracked the "Who bit Beyoncé?" case

Like a bunch of dogged Javerts—if Les Misérables had been about the world’s most popular woman getting bitten on the face and not, like, pilfered bread or something—the investigators over at Page Six claim to have finally brought the Beyoncé Biter to ground. The celebrity news/gossip site is naming actress Sanaa…

Beyoncé and JAY-Z announce, quickly retract, another joint tour

All we need in this life of sin is another tour from Beyoncé and JAY-Z, which Pitchfork and other outlets reported was in the works earlier today. The announcement seemed inevitable after the release of the Ava DuVernay-directed video for “Family Feud,” and a post on Beyoncé’s official Facebook page seemed to bear…

Let’s assess the evidence that Beyoncé is somehow involved in Black Panther

Due to Beyoncé’s penchant for developing her albums in secret and springing them on the public without notice, her fans have developed a kind of pop-music PTSD over the years, the result being that any sudden movement or cryptic quote from Queen B can throw the fandom into a panicked frenzy of anticipation. This…

Eminem and The Weeknd to help Beyoncé headline this year's Coachella

We’ve known for a while now that Beyoncé would be headlining this year’s Coachella, making up for having to ditch the massively popular musical festival last year in favor of, you know, giving birth. Now, it’s been revealed that two of Queen Bey’s recent collaborators, The Weeknd—who appeared on her 2016 magnum opus, …

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

JAY-Z confesses his sins in the epic, star-studded "Family Feud" video 

JAY-Z sure does know how to commit to a bit. At 4:44 p.m. ET this afternoon—you know, like the title of his latest album?—the hip-hop multi-hyphenate released a lavish, star-studded video, “Family Feud,” directed by Ava DuVernay. Opening with a sepia-tinted, Godfather-esque scene of violent family drama, the video…

Sports Illustrated surprises Colin Kaepernick by getting Beyoncé to present him with an award 

Colin Kaepernick might not have a job with the NFL at the moment, but he got what might be the world’s best consolation prize tonight: A chance to meet Beyoncé, who appeared at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Awards today to present the former 49ers quarterback with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The…